Holika Dahan is a Hindu celebration of the death of Holika, the devil. It is celebrated annually in March.
Also known as Kamudu pyre, the celebration is for burning Holika, the devil, with a bonfire the night prior. The next day consists of dance, parties, and eating festivals. It is a restricted holiday which government and businesses are open.
The tradition of this holiday is the burning of Holika (the devil) to save Prahlad, the daitya king tha.