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When is Diwali?

Diwali is the much awaited Hindu festival that falls in the month of Kartika. It is the celebration of prosperity and wealth. Everyone in the country gathers to celebrate the mirth and merriment of the grand day. Diwali is the perfect example of India’s Unity in Diversity. People from different religions, different beliefs and different thoughts gather and enjoy the light and fireworks on diwali.

The joy brought by the festival takes it in the category of eagerly awaited occasion of the year. Not only the residents of India but people of different country, also enjoy sweets, gifts and fireworks on diwali. And it is because, all these things brings happiness in life and no one wants to leave a single moment that could bring cheerfulness in the tight and busy life schedule.

It is the grand festivity of Diwali only in global stage that there are many countries like Mauritius, Fiji, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, which observes the day as a national holiday. In fact a big nation like USA also observes Diwali as a National Holiday. One could measure the significance of diwali on global scale with this only that recently USA issued Diwali postal stamps. What else can justify the eagerness of the grand festivity of diwali other than this?

On the night of Amavasya or the darkest night of the lunar phase in the month of Kartika the festival of diwali is being celebrated. This year the Shubh Muhurat of Diwali celebration is falling on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

Five Days of Diwali Celebration: Important Dates for Diwali 2017

  • 17th October 2017: Dhanteras or Dhana Trayodashi
  • 18th October 2017: Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi or Kali Chaudas
  • 19th October 2017: Main Diwali or Lakshmi Puja
  • 20th October 2017: Govardhan Puja, Padwa or Balipratipada
  • 21st October 2017: Bhai Dooj or Bhai Tika or Bhau Beej

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