Holi 2022: History, Significance and celebration

Holi 2022 is just around the corner. Everyone is excited to celebrate Holi joyfully this year. The circumstances of the last two years were not favorable for the celebrations. Read more about Holi 2022 history, significance, & celebration.

By Shireen Zia, Updated : Mar 12, 2022 10:12 IST
Holi 2022: History, Significance and celebration
Holi 2022

Holi 2022: Holi is one of the favorites of people in India and other nearby countries.  But in today's era people from different religious backgrounds and belief systems also play Holi enthusiastically. It symbolizes the triumph and huge conquest of good over evil. Holi 2022 history, significance, celebration & more details have been given below. 

When we talk about the day before the main Holi, the evening is considered as the ''Chhoti Holi''. On this evening people light a bonfire to mark the flaming of incubus Holika, sister of evil king Hrinyakashyap. This year Holi is going to be celebrated in March 2022.

Holi 2022 History: As per the Hindu belief system and faith, The demon king Hrinyakashyap was rewarded by the power of not being killed or destroyed by any of the powerful forces or entities of the world which made him an arrogant and prideful king who only wanted to get worshipped by people, On the contrary, his own son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. It made him more angry and furious and it all lead to the creation of a strong wish to end the life of his own son Prahlad. So, He decided to burn his son in the fire and for this task to reach the end he asked his sister, Holika who was resistant and immune to fire. He planned to make Holika sit in the fire along with his son Prahlad. So that Prahlad could get burnt in the fire but unluckily his sister Holika get burnt in the fire and Prahlad was rescued.

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Holi 2022 Significance: As mentioned in the short description, Holi is being celebrated as the mark of triumph of good over evil. It falls in the month of Phalguna. Nowadays, people from all religions celebrate it merrily. It spreads a lot of happiness among everyone. Adults also act like small little kids on their day with the thought of being in a state of the holiday with fun. Holika Dahan is one of the most important rituals on the day before the main Holi.

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Holi 2022 Celebration: People wear white ethnic wear on this day, Homemakers prepare sweets like ''Gujia and laddu'' which are very much admired by people of every age. They throw colors on one another, may this Holi bring a lot of colorful moments from people all around the country.

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