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.
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.
The Diwali lights symbolizes the triumph of righteousness and lightening of spiritual darkness. In the Hindu calendar, it is a popular festival.
India Major Holidays:
Date of Diwali - Deepavali
2015 - Wednesday, November 11
2016 - Sunday, October 30
2017 - Thursday, October 19
2018 - Wednesday, November 7
2019 - Sunday, October 27
2020 - Saturday, November 14
Provides calendars for the calendar year for India.