Dehradun, March 24: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami extended his greetings to fellow citizens of Uttarakhand ahead of Holi, on Sunday. Wishing the people as they geared up to ring in the festival of colours, CM Dhami also described Holi as a celebration of love, brotherhood, and harmony.

According to an official release, the chief minister said Holi in Uttarakhand has a unique identity in itself, as people, both young and old, ring in the festival with unbridled joy as they smear each other in the colours of celebration. The chief minister said Holi is not just a festival of colours but also a "symbol of our rich cultural heritage". Choti Holi 2024 Date: Know Holika Dahan Legend and How Lord Vishnu Saved Prahlada in His Narasimha Avatar.

While wishing happiness in everyone's life, CM Dhami also appealed to the people of the state to celebrate the festival with characteristic fervour and enthusiasm, spreading the message of brotherhood and harmony. A festival celebrated with as much fervour in the country as it is overseas, Holi will be marked on March 25, Monday, this year. Holi Celebration in Lucknow Society Turns Violent As Two Groups Attack Each Other; Video Goes Viral.

CM Pushkar Singh Dhami Extends Greetings Ahead of Holi Festival:

The festival is preceded by a ritual of lighting bonfires called Holika Dahan, signifying the burning of the demon Holika. Amidst the revelry, traditional sweets are shared, fostering a sense of amity and togetherness among the people, with revellers exuding the spirit of joy and love.