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Holi 2016, 23/24 March

India is a land of festivals. Here, a festival presents a glimpse of different traditions and customs. After the winter season, arrives the spring season when everywhere we can see blossoming of colorful flowers, indicating the arrival of Holi. Holi is a festival of natural beauty.
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Holashtak begins 2016, 16th March 2016, Wednesday"

According to the lunar month (Chandra Maas), Purnima of Phagun Maas is celebrated as Holika festival. Holashtak witnesses the arrival of Holi.
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Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsane and Bikaner's Unique Holi

Holi is the Festival of colors. Many colors combine together to give a name “Rangotsav” to Holi. As many color that diverse are the styles of playing Holi.
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How to Protect Skin from Holi Colors

The festival of Holi bring happiness, enthusiasm and rapture on one hand and the problem of taking off colors on the other. In the morning when we start playing Holi, we don’t think, that the color applied on our skin will even go off or not.
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Holika Dahan 2016, 23th March

Falgun Moon full is likey apparent for two days on 22 and 23 March. On 22 march, Tuesday, Moon full will be clearly visible after 15:13 as prodosh vayapini. But from 15:13 till 04:22 the next day it will remain as Bhadra vayapini. The next day on 23 march, Wednesday, Moon full will be Pradosh vayapini. But it will be visible for three strikes. and Pratipada date will grow, therefore as per the Scriptures Holika dehan will be on 23 March. It is correct to perform holika dehan on 23 march as pradosh is joined with moon full. Holika dehan can also be preformed during the auspicious time from 16:55 till 17:31.
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Famous Stories Associated with Holika Dahan

There are many stories linked to Holika Dahan. Out of which, some famous stories are as follows. Stories may be mythological, religious or social, but all have some or the other lessons in them. So, lessons given in natural story form should be put up in our lives.