Dear Viewers: HOLI celebrations scheduled after 15th March 2019 across New Zealand are either cancelled or limited to only Prayers to show solidarity with our fellow New Zealanders who suffered due to Christchurch tragedy.

HOLI होली festival is celebrated on full moon day (Purnima) of Falgun month as per Indian calendar. This is a two days festival, first day evening is burning of Holika the devil and second day is the color festival. Thus this festival is also known as Festival of Colours.

Holi 2019 Festival of Colors / Colour Fun events and celebrations in New Zealand

HOLI Calendar / Tithi / Panchang information:

  • Holashtak begins: 14th March 2019
  • Holika Dahan होलिका दहन (Kamudy Pyre), Choti Holi, burning of Holika the devil: Wednesday, 20th March evening (Usually 7.30pm onwards)
  • Falgun Chaumasi Chaudas फाल्गुन चौमासी चौदस (Chaturdashi / Chaudas / 14th Lunar day) tithi from 19th Mar 9.49pm (21.49Hrs) to 20th Mar 6.15pm (18.15Hrs) as per Auckland time
  • Poornima, Full Moon day, Panguni Uthiram, Vasant Purnima, Dol Purnima, Dol Jatra, Falgun Purnima (Pournami): tithi from 20th Mar 6.16pm (18.16Hrs) to 21st Mar 2.42pm (14.42Hrs) as per Auckland time
  • Playing with colours, धुलन्डी Dhulandi, Dhulivandan, Dhuleti: Thursday, 21st Mar
  • Rang Panchami: 25th Mar
  • Shitala Saptami: 27th Mar


Krishna Holi 2019 Auckland

HOLI 2K19: New Zealand’s largest Holi (color) Festival at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple on 10th Feb 2019, 12noon to 5pm at 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand 0892. Free entry, Free parking.

Wellington Holi

Holi Wellington Colour Fest 2019 : 9th Feb: Upper Frank Kitts

Waitakere Indian Association Holi 2019

24th Mar 10am to 6pm, at Trusts Arena Henderson Auckland