Holika Dahan is a Hindu ritual celebrated before Holi. Holika Dahan celebrates Holika’s death and Prahalad’s safety by organizing bonfire ceremony. The festival falls in the month of Falgun in the Hindu calendar.
Holika Dahan is celebrated one evening or night before the main festival of Holi. In Holika Dahan, a fire is prepared from firewood, tree branches, leaves, dung cakes, etc.
People also bring some food from their homes and put it in the Holika bonfire. In the evening people come and celebrate by dancing and playing music. After that, people burn a Holika bonfire and throw barley, sesame seeds, and other items into it and greet each other by applying abeer. It is celebration of togetherness and happy moments with family and friends.