Holi – Festival of colors 2023 रंगो का त्यौहार – होली
- Tue, 7 March: Holika Dahan, Chaudas (14th lunar day)
- Wed, 8 March: Holi Festival of colors, Vasant / Falgun / Dol Purnima
Holika Dahan Muhurt: 07:52pm to 10.08pm as per Auckland local time and coordinates
Holi, the Festival of Colors in New Zealand: 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.
Festivals within the period of Holi are:
- Rang Panchmi 12 Mar
- Sheetla Saptami 14 Mar
- Sheetla Ashtami / Basoda 15 March
Prayers and Holika Dahan is organized at many temples across New Zealand. Holi celebrations with colors are enjoyed across many communities across New Zealand. Krishna Holi at ISKCON Kumeu is one of the most famous Festival of colours in New Zealand.
In India, gathering of poets reciting comedy and satire are popular. It is known as Hasya Kavi Sammelan हास्य कवि सम्मेलन
FAAG UTSAV: The singing of traditional and folk songs is celebrated during the Holi and Falgun month. The celebrations of singing these songs is “Faag Utsav”. It is more popular northern and eastern states in India. Many cultural programs are organised across New Zealand to celebrate Faag. Colorful Flowers are used to play instead of colors during Faag celebrations.
Faag, Holi celebrations, Festival of colors:
- ISKCON Holi – CANCELLED Festival of colors, popular event in New Zealand, 12 Feb, 12noon to 4pm at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892. A family-friendly event, Free Entry, but registration is required
- Holi color Splash 2023, Sat 4 March at Memorial Park, Tauranga. Holi fun, colors, street food, henna body art, kids games, fun and more.
- Ashburton Holi 2023, 26 Mar 11am to 2pm at Ashburton Hotel
- Rang Barse Holi celebrations, 4 March, 4pm at Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, organized by Gujarati Pariwar Waikato
- Fiji Holi 2023, organised by Sanatan Mahila Mandal Christchurch
- Bhartiya Mandir, 252 Balmoral Road, Mt Albert, Auckland. Holika Dahan
- Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland. Faag Gaayan, Holika Dahan, Holi color celebrations
- Radha Krishna Temple, Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. Holika Dahan
- Shree Swaminarayan Mandir ISSO, 10-12 Wentwoth Ave, Papatoetoe, Manukau, Auckland 2025. Holi Utsav
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland. Holi Celebration, Holika Dahan
- Indian Association Manukau NZ, Holika Dahan
Holika Dahan होलिका दहन (Similar to Bonfire) is organized in most of the temples across New Zealand. click here for list of temples in New Zealand