Holi - होली - Nepali Date Today
Holi, also known as the "Festival of Colors," is a popular spring festival celebrated in Nepal, as well as in other parts of India and South Asia. The festival usually falls in the month of March, and is celebrated to mark the end of winter and the arrival of spring.
During Holi, people gather in the streets and throw colored powder, water, and flower petals at each other, dancing and singing to music. The festival has its roots in Hindu mythology, where it is believed to celebrate the victory of good over evil and the love between Lord Krishna and Radha.
The first day of Holi is known as "Chhoti Holi" or "Holika Dahan," when people light bonfires and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. The second day is called "Rangwali Holi" or "Dhulandi," and is the day when people play with colors, dance and enjoy festive food and sweets.
Holi is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout Nepal, and is a time for people to come together, forget their differences, and enjoy the spirit of the festival. It is also an occasion for families and friends to reconnect and strengthen their bonds, making it one of the most cherished festivals in the country.