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Holi

Holi 2020, 2021 and 2022

Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours and is one of the grandest and most popular celebrations amongst Hindu people in the UK. It is not an official public holiday, but it is widely observed especially in places with large South Asian populations.

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 MarTueHoli
202129 MarMonHoli
202219 MarSatHoli

The Holi festival traditionally celebrates the victory of good over evil. Many Hindus believe that this holiday shows that the devotion of Hindu people can augment the power of Lord Vishnu. This celebration also honours Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.

In addition to its religious aspects, Holi also celebrates the end of winter and the arrival of spring. holiday is officially celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna of the Hindu Calendar, meaning it usually falls in March on the Gregorian Calendar.

The UK has become a centre of many festivals and observances from other lands due to immigration in recent decades. Kids love to put Holi colours on each other’s heads. “Tilak” pigments may be applied manually or via the “spray can method”. There are many Holi parades in London, Leicester, and other parts of the UK, which are extremely vibrant and colourful. Giving out sweets, gifts, and greeting cards is also common for Holi. The holiday is based on Hindu-calendar reckoning but falls sometime in February or March.