Holika Dahan is a Hindu celebration of the death of Holika, the devil. It is celebrated annually in March.
Also known as Kamudu pyre, the celebration is for burning Holika, the devil, with a bonfire the night prior. The next day consists of dance, parties, and eating festivals. It is a restricted holiday which government and businesses are open.
The tradition of this holiday is the burning of Holika (the devil) to save Prahlad, the daitya king tha.
India Major Holidays:
Date of Holika Dahana
2015 - Thursday, March 5th
2016 - Wednesday, March 23rd
2017 - Sunday, March 12
2018 - Thursday, March 1
2019 - Wednesday, March 20
2020 - Monday, March 9
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