The festival is also known as “Dol jatra” or “Basanta utsav” in West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura.
This year, Holi will be celebrated on March 8, which is a Wednesday.
Holika Dahan will take place on Tuesday, March 7.
According to Drik Panchang, the Purnima tithi begins at 4:17 pm on March 7 and ends at 6:09 pm on March 8.
In most parts of the country, Holi is celebrated over two days.
The first day is known as Jalanewali Holi – the day when the Holi bonfire is done.
It is also known as Chhoti Holi and Holika Dahan.
The second day is known as Rangwali Holi, when people play with coloured powder and coloured water.