Holi is an important spring festival for Hindus, a national holiday in India and Nepal with regional holidays in other countries.
What is the Hindu holy day?
Diwali (or Deepavali) is the most popular festival in the Hindu calendar and literally means ‘rows of lamps’. It is commonly known as the Festival of Lights. Hindus celebrate Diwali over a period of days which includes the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
Is Sunday a holy day in India?
As Sunday is a divine day, Sunday is considered as holiday. When India was under the British rule, the mill workers in India had to work hard for all seven days of a week. They didn’t get any holiday or any kind of leave to get rest.
What is Hindu Christmas called?
Divali is the Hindu (and Sikh) equivalent to Christmas and Hannukah, as it is a festival of lights. When is Divali celebrated? Divali (sometimes Diwali or Deepavali) is celebrated at the end of October, beginning of November time.
Is Holi a Hindu holiday?
Holi is known as one of the Hindu religion’s most joyous and colorful festivals, heralding the triumph and return of spring. This year’s festivities begin on Sunday, March 28, and end on Monday, March 29. This festival is always celebrated in March, which corresponds to the Hindu calendar month of Phalguna.