Holika Dahan 2021: This Holi Get Rid of These 8 Bad Habits

Holika Dahan 2021: Time, Significance & habits that we should let go of this Holi

Holi 2021 is around the corner and preparations for the same are in full swing all across India. It is one of the most loved, celebrated, and colourful festivals in India. People from all walks of life celebrate it with a lot of zeal and happiness. Holi 2021 will be celebrated from March 28th – March 29th. Playing around with colours to meeting the loved ones and eating a lot of Ghujiya, who doesn’t love Holi? With only two days left, are you ready for the Holi celebration? It is a two-day celebration. A night before Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan marks the victory of good over evil. Holika Dahan 2021 will be celebrated on March 28, 2021. On this day, People circle around the Holika bonfire and pray for their family’s well –being by warding off all their negativities. This year, the Shubh Muhurta will fall between – 06:37 Pm to 8:56 Pm.

Holika Dahan 2021

As Holika Dahan marks the victory of good over evil. It is a night to ward off your negativity. In that case, we have compiled a list of 8 bad habits that you should let go of this Holi.

1. Criticising yourself every Single Time.

It is good to be your own critic but being always critical of yourself can drain you. This Holi, you should let go of this habit. Praise yourself often, it will boost your confidence.

2. Say Bye-Bye to Procrastination

Procrastination can hinder your growth and you will never be able to achieve your desired goals. If you procrastinate often, this holi burn this negativity with Holika. Take a pledge to follow your deadlines.

(Stop comparing yourself) 

3. Constant comparison

A lot of people need to get rid of this habit. We constantly compare ourselves with others which leads to discontent and unhappy feelings. This Holi, take a pledge to stop comparing yourself with others. There will always be people who will have a better life than you. Constant comparing will fill you with a feeling of sadness.

4. Overthinking

They say it is all in your mind. A lot of problems do not even exist, we create them in our head. If you are an overthinker then say bye-bye to this bad habit. Slowly break the chain of negative thoughts.

(Say No to Gossip)

5. Say No to Gossips

Are they adding any value to your life? No, right? Then why are you discussing someone else life choices?  Say no gossip. Do not indulge in conversations that are meant to pull someone down.

6. Stop Judging

Everyone has their own journey and you don’t know about their struggles. Stop judging people on the basis of their personal and professional choices. It gives you a chance to bond better with others.

7. Don’t Say Yes to everything

Is it hard for you to say No to people? And you keep saying yes to everything because you don’t want to upset people? Well, that could be toxic in the longer run. This Holi let go of this habit because it is indeed a bad one. Not saying No can take a toll on your mental health. Take a break and say no to things you don’t want to do.

8. Complaining

It is easy to complain about things every time.  The easiest thing you can do is – play a blame game. However, complaining will not help the situation or your mood. Take responsibility for your actions and stop complaining about petty things in life.


Holi is a festival of colours, warmth, and love. Holika Dahan signifies that one should get rid of his or her negative traits. In today’s time, we hardly get time to introspect ourselves. Holi is another reminder that we should look within and get rid of bad habits. Happy Holi to all our readers!

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Parul Srivastava

She likes to express herself through her write-ups. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but she enjoy doing things differently.
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