Diwali / Deepawali 2018

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When is Diwali / Deepawali 2018?Diwali / Deepawali 2018

Diwali in 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

When is Diwali / Deepawali 2019?

Diwali in 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Why we celebrate Diwali?

Diwali is a religious holiday in Hinduism. Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali, or the Festival of Lights. It lasts 5 days, starting from the 13th day of the lunar month of Ashwin.

The name of the celebration comes from the Sanskrit term dipavali. In translation means “a festifal of lights”, which are lit on the night of a new moon. This is necessary for the call of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. On the day of Diwali organize a festival. This marks the return of Rama, Sita, Hanuman and Lakshmana.

What Do People Do?

During the celebration, lamps with oil are lit. It is accepted to fish, go to temples. The fourth day is the main day of Diwali and the beginning of the lunar month of Karttik. He is considered the beginning of the new year on the calendar Vikrama. It is customary to hold church ceremonies, read prayers. Local residents wear new clothes, give each other gifts, organize fireworks. Gambling is encouraged throughout the season.

How to Celebrate Diwali?

Since the 18th century Diwali is celebrated in Sikhism. At that time, residents of Amritsar lit the lamps around the city. In the modern world, traditions have survived. Diwali is considered an official holiday in Fiji, Sri Lanka, Singapore and other countries.

Diwali Observances

Choti Diwali 2018 – 6th November – Tuesday
Diwali / Deepawali 2018 – 7th November – Wednesday
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 17:57 to 19:53 , Duration = 1 Hour 55 Mins

List of dates for other years.

WeekdayDateYearName
Wednesday November 72018Diwali / Deepawali
Sunday October 272019Diwali / Deepawali
Saturday November 142020Diwali / Deepawali
Thursday November 42021Diwali / Deepawali
Monday October 242022Diwali / Deepawali
Thursday November 92023Diwali / Deepawali
Friday November 12024Diwali / Deepawali
Tuesday October 212025Diwali / Deepawali
Sunday November 82026Diwali / Deepawali
Friday October 292027Diwali / Deepawali
Tuesday October 172028Diwali / Deepawali
Monday November 52029Diwali / Deepawali
Saturday October 262030Diwali / Deepawali

Diwali Video

Diwali Cards

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Groundhog DayFebruary 2SaturdayHolidays
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Valentine’s DayFebruary 14ThursdayHolidays
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Daylight SavingMarch 10SundayHolidays
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17SundayHolidays
April Fool’s DayApril 1MondayHolidays
Good FridayApril 19FridayHolidays
EasterApril 21SundayHolidays
Easter MondayApril 22MondayHolidays
Earth DayApril 22MondayHolidays
Cinco de MayoMay 5SundayHolidays
Mother’s DayMay 12SundayHolidays /National
Armed Forces DayMay 18SaturdayHolidays
Memorial DayMay 27MondayHolidays /National
PentecostJune 9SundayHolidays
Pentecost MondayJune 10MondayHolidays
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