Phulera Dooj is a colorful festival celebrated popularly in the North India dedicated to Lord Krishna. This is a festival celebrated before Holi where people play with colorful flowers. The devotees take part in many beautiful rituals on this day and the temples too are bedecked with flowers.
It is observed with great enthusiasm and happiness in the Sri Krishna Temple in Mathura and Sri Radha Vallabh Temple in Vrindavan. This is a festival which symbolizes that Lord Krishna too is preparing for the imminent festival of Holi, which is considered to be associated with colors. Therefore Phulera Dooj in a way announces the upcoming festival of color – Holi. Phulera Dooj occurs between two festivals namely ‘Vasant Panchami’ and the joyful festival of colors ‘Holi’.
Phulera Dooj is celebrated on the Dwitiya tithi of Shukla paksha or the bright phase of the moon in the month of Phalgun according to traditional Hindu lunar calendar. It is observed on Tuesday, 28th February 2017.