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Diwali - Deepavali

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a light festival. Many religions observe this 5 day celebration. It occurs in the Hindu month of Kartika (October/November) on the 15th day.

Celebration\ Observance

Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism all observe some form of Diwali. It is both a physical and spiritual lighting festival. Lighting may involve the home and workplace. This gazetted holiday in India allows government and businesses to close.

History

The Diwali lights symbolizes the triumph of righteousness and lightening of spiritual darkness. In the Hindu calendar, it is a popular festival.

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for India.


Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for India.


Holiday Countdown for the Year

For a count of the number of days for upcoming and past holiday dates for the calendar year for India.


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