Holika Dahan is a Hindu festival celebrated to commemorate the death of Holika.
The Holi festival is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. On the night before Holi, people gather to burn effigies of the demoness Holika in a bonfire, which symbolises her death.
When is Holika Dahan celebrated?
The date for celebrating Holi varies from region to region. In 2019, it falls on March 1st. The next year it will be on February 22nd and so on.
What happens during Holika Dahan?
People gather in groups and burn effigies of the demoness Holika in a bonfire, which symbolises her death. This signifies that even evil can be defeated by good if people join together.