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Holi 2020
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire 
There may be different interpretations of Holi celebrations in the Vedas or folklore associated with it, but the tradition of celebration is almost same. Historians believe that the Aryans used to celebrate the festival in the East. Holy is one of the oldest festivals of Hindu civilization. An 8th century inscription mentions the observance of the 'Holikautsav' by King Harshavardhana. “Holikautsav” is also mentioned in Harshavardhana's play 'Ratnabali'.