Happy Holi 2024 Date, Wishes, Messages, SMS, Status, Quotes

Happy Holi
Happy Holi

Happy Holi is an antique Hindu tradition and one of the most popular Hindu festivals. It celebrates the immortal and divine devotion of Radha Krishna. The day also symbolizes the victory of good over evil, as it commemorates the victory of Lord Vishnu over Narasimha Narayana Hiranyakashipu. It originated and expanded mainly in the Indian subcontinent but spread to other regions of Asia and parts of the Western countries through the Indian diaspora.

Happy Holi 2024 Date 

Holi, the festival of colors, will celebrated on Monday, March 25, 2024, which finds a prominent place among the ancient Hindu festivals. It is a joy to enjoy the vibrant colors in the air. The two-day festival is the perfect way to welcome spring. Everyone, regardless of age, is actively involved in this event. So let’s grab our ‘gulal’ (the colorful powders we throw at each other symbolizing happiness and love) and celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

History of Holi

The title of the event comes from a fascinating story about a fierce king and his determined son. Long ago, it all began with the indomitable evil king, Hiranyakashipu, who became boastful and wanted to be worshiped by every person in the kingdom. But his son Prahlad refused and continued to worship Lord Vishnu. This provoked the wicked king to a great rage, and the consequences caused Prahlad to suffer cruel punishments.

However, Prahlad’s strong faith enabled him to come out of this cruelty and continue to glorify Vishnu. Witnessing his defeat, Hiranyakashipu asked his sister Holika to sit on a pyre with Prahlad on her lap. Holika knew for her fire protection but she didn’t know it would only work if she went into the fire alone. So Holika was burnt, and Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad. The burning of Holika is therefore noted as Holi. This, Holi is also called ‘The triumph of good over evil’.

Another story associated with throwing colored powders at each other is the love story of Krishna and Radha. Krishna in child life was poisoned by several demons and he turned green. He loved Radha and worried that Radha would reject him because of the color of his skin. Krishna's mother suggested playfully coloring Radha’s face with some colors. He followed the advice and Radha fell in love with him.

How to Celebrate Happy Holi 2023 

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Holi. We have added a few of those below: 

Holi Celebrations

Holi celebrations begin on the night before Holi with Holika Dahan where people amass, perform religious rites in front of the bonfire, and pray for their inner evils to be destroyed as Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu was killed by fire. The following morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi (Dhuleti), where people drench and splash with colors. Water guns and water-filled balloons are used to play with coloring each other. Groups carrying drums and other musical instruments move from place to place singing and dancing. On this day, people visit relatives, and friends and rivals come together to talk, take pleasure in food and drink, and enjoy the treats of Holi.

Happy Holi 2024: Wishes, Messages, and Greetings

As we enter the zone of the Holi festival, there is an incredible vibrancy in our hearts. Share  heartwarming Happy Holi wishes to your family, friends, and dearest ones which we have given below:

  • Though I am away from you and the fun of Holi, all my thoughts and best wishes are with you. Happy Holi!
  • Wishing you and your loved ones a very bright, colorful, and happy Holi with love and best wishes!
  • May this Holi bring loads of colorful moments and days in your life, filled with lots of happiness and love! Happy Holi!
  • You are the color of my Holi celebration and the reason for my smile. I dream of these colors just for you. And we will send you colorful wishes on Holi. Happy Holi!
  • May the Almighty give you all the different colors in life - the colors of happiness, joy, friendship, love, and all the other colors you want to paint your life. Happy Holi!

Happy Holi 2024 Status, Captions 

Share your thoughtful wishes on social media with our Happy Holi statuses below:

  • Holi is an absolute time to celebrate the colors of our beautiful relationship of ours. Happy Holi!
  • Let’s throw color to the wind, and renew our love for some romantic colors. Happy Holi!
  • May you and your family enjoy a Holi filled with sweet moments and long-lasting memories! Happy Holi!
  • May you have the most blessed Holi ever. May it be filled with happiness, bliss, and love!
  • Let us burn away the negativity, sadness, and grief with Holika and welcome new beginnings with open arms. Happy Holi!

Happy Holi 2024 SMS, Quotes 

Here is a collection of Happy Holi Quotes 2023 and short messages (SMS) to share with your loved ones:

  • "Burn your ego, over expectations, and every ill-thought in the Holi fire and enjoy the festival."
  • "Wishing you a Holi full of colors and may your life be filled with these colors!"
  • Happy Holi from me to you. Expect a colorful day and a colorful lifestyle with all kinds of authentic twists and turns in color.
  • May God paint the canvas of your life with the beautiful colors of Holi!
  • This Holi let pride, malice, and jealousy be burned in a bonfire and bring a new beginning. 

“May the wonderful colours of Holi
Fill your life with happiness and glow
May you always be contended
May the thoughts of cheerfulness flow” ― Neelam Saxena Chandra

“May it be masks, religion, caste or creed- everybody looks alike with colours on their visage. Colours don't hide but make each individual equal. And that's why Holi is my favourite festival.”
― Shalaka Kulkarni

In the concluding section, we can say that Holi marks the arrival of spring and the ending of winter - the blossoming of love and for many, a celebration of meeting others, playing and laughing, forgetting and forgiving, and mending broken relationships.