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Holi in India

Holi (Dolyatra, Doul Jatra, Basanta-Utsav) is the Hindu festival colors that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, good harvest, and fertility. It usually falls in the later part of February or March. o of the land.

Is Holi a Public Holiday?

Holi is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Holi is a time when everyone throws off the gloom of winter and rejoices in the colors and liveliness of spring.

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About Holi

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Holi Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2019.

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriMar 6HoliRestricted Holiday
2016ThuMar 24HoliRestricted Holiday
2017MonMar 13HoliRestricted Holiday
2018FriMar 2HoliRestricted Holiday
2019ThuMar 21HoliRestricted Holiday

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