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Diwali otherwise called the "celebration of lights", is an old Hindu celebration celebrated in harvest time each year. The celebration profoundly implies the triumph of light over haziness, learning over lack of awareness, great over shrewd, and trust over despair.

The celebration arrangements and customs normally stretch out over a five day period, however the principle celebration night of Diwali concurs with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian schedule, Diwali sunsets between mid-October and mid-November. Before Diwali night, individuals clean, redesign and improve their homes.

On Diwali night, Hindus spruce up in new garments or their best outfit, light up diyas (lights and candles) inside and outside their home, take an interest in family puja regularly to Lakshmi - the goddess of riches and success. After puja (supplications to God), firecrackers follow, then a family devour including mithai (desserts), and a trade of blessings between relatives and close companions.

Diwali additionally denote a significant shopping period in countries where it is celebrated. Diwali is an imperative celebration for Hindus. The name of happy days and the ceremonies of Diwali differ fundamentally among Hindus, in light of the locale of India.

In numerous parts of India, the celebrations begin with Dhanteras, emulated by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva devoted to wife-spouse relationship on the fourth day, and merriments end with Bhau-beej committed to sister-sibling bond on the fifth day.

Dhanteras typically falls eighteen days after Dussehra. On that night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains praise a celebration of lights to check the achievement of moksha by Mahavira, and Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas. Diwali is an authority occasion in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Sunday Nov 3 2013 Diwali/Deepavali Observance Holidays
Thursday Oct 23 2014 Diwali/Deepavali Observance Holidays
Wednesday Nov 11 2015 Diwali/Deepavali Observance Holidays

Diwali/Deepavali Facts

    Sunday, Nov 3, 2013
    Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
    Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
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