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When is Diwali (Deepavali)? Dates for 2019 to 2025

Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the "Festival of Lights," is the biggest festival in the Hindu Calendar, celebrated in early fall of each year; but when Divali occurs in the calendar changes every year. Spiritually, it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. As the term "Festival of Lights" suggests, the celebration involves millions of lights illuminated from rooftops, doorways, and windows in thousands of temples and buildings all over the countries where the festival is observed. 

Diwali: 2019–2025
Because Diwali is such a meaningful celebration, it is not uncommon for individuals to plan festivities years in advance. Diwali lasts five days, and the main celebrations are held on the third day. For planning purposes, here are the dates for the main celebrations for Diwali for the next few years:

2019: Sunday, October 27 (starts on October 25, ends on October 29)
2020: Saturday, November 14 (November 12–16)
2021: Thursday, November 4 (November 2–6)
2022: Monday, October 24 (October 22–26)
2023: Wednesday, November 7 (November 5–9)
2024: Friday, November 1 (October 30–November 3)
2025: Tuesday, 21 October (October 19–23)
Fast Facts: Diwali
Short Description: Diwali (or Deepavali) is a four- or five-day celebration in October or November each year, held in honor of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. 
Start Date, 2019: October 25
Main Celebration: October 27
End Date: October 29
Location: In India and throughout the diaspora
Fun Fact: The date changes each year because the festival is scheduled according to the lunar calendar: Diwali celebrates the new moon of the first lunar month, Kartik. 
Fun Fact: Diwali is known as the festival of lights and is characterized by massive amounts of fireworks and firecrackers, to offset the cold dark nights of the coming winter. 
The date to celebrate Diwali generally changes by a week to ten days every year. The reason Diwali's celebration date is different each year is that each of the Hindu calendars—there are several—is lunisolar, meaning they take into effect both the movements of the sun and the moon. A solar calendar (like the Gregorian one) has an average of 365.24 days. A lunar year varies in length, each month containing approximately 29.5 days (354 days) depending on the moon's movement with respect to the earth. In some months, a day needs to be dropped to correlate with a shorter lunar cycle. 

The Hindu lunar calendar has two parts: dark (Krishna paksha or waning moon in Sanskrit) and light (Śhukla paksha or waxing moon), and the new moon (amavasya) always occurs in between the parts, typically on the 15th. Diwali falls on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik, which is the new moon day of the first month of the lunar year.

What is Diwali?
Deepavali means "a row of lights" in Sanskrit, and its origins were likely as an ancient harvest festival. Today it is the "festival of lights," attached to various mythological stories and explanations, particularly tales about Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The date of Deepavali on the new moon makes it the darkest night in the month of Kartik when the nights are cold, long, and dark: all the lights make that darkness easier to bear.

Diwali is typically a four- or five-day event, starting two days before the new moon and extending for two days afterward. It is traditionally a puja, or a celebration which worships, honors, and shows devotion to the divine. In India, while everyone celebrates Deepavali, people don't amass in public, but rather in small groups with their friends and families in homes, neighborhoods, and local temple communities. In the diaspora, all the countries in the world outside of the Indian subcontinent where Indian people have settled, Diwali is considered a public celebration open to Hindus and anyone else. 

Large government-produced festivals are held in London, Sydney, Toronto, and Edinburgh, and they are often a showcase for Indian culture, music, dance, fashion, food, crafts, and fireworks. The huge amount of fireworks and firecrackers set off during the five days of Diwali have become an issue in many of the cities in India, to the point that ambient air and noise during Diwali are considered somewhat hazardous to health.

History of Diwali
The Diwali festival dates back to ancient times in India. It is mentioned in Sanskrit texts dating from the 4th century CE but was likely practiced for many hundreds of years before that. Although most important for Hindus, the festival is also observed by Jains, and Sikhs and some Buddhists. While different historical events are observed in different regions and by different faiths, Diwali represents the triumph of lightness over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance for all the cultures that celebrate it.

mportant Dates, Celebration, Significance And Puja Timings For Diwali

Happy Diwali 2018: The five days of the festival are Dhanteras, Chhoti Diwali, Badi Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Diwali or Deepavali or as 'the festival of lights', as the festival is also known, is celebrated by lighting up public and private spaces alike, including houses and temples.

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Diwali 2019 Date: This year it will be celebrated on October 27.
Diwali 2019 Date in India Calendar: Diwali, one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in India, indicates the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil. This year it will be celebrated on October 27.
The festival of lights is observed on the day of ‘Amavasya’ or new moon, the 15th day of Kartik, according to the Hindi calendar. Starting at the end of the cropping season, it is often associated with wealth and happiness.
HISTORY
According to mythology, Diwali has been referred to as Deepapratipadutsava in the seventh century Sanskrit play Nagananda, in which newlywed couples were gifted lamps and other things in remembrance of Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi’s marriage.
It has been referred to as Dipamalika in the ninth century work of the poet Rajashekhar, where traditions of homes being cleaned and decorated with lights are mentioned. There is also mention of the festival in Persian traveller and historian Al- Biruni’s 11th century memoir on India.
Today, many celebrate it in remembrance of the return of Lord Rama and Sita after 14 years of exile, while others honour the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas and a year of agyatvas.
The festival, according to a popular legend, is also associated with the story of Yama and Nachiketa on Kartika amavasya — one that narrates the tale of true wealth, knowledge and right versus wrong. It is also one of the reasons why Diwali is celebrated as the festival of prosperity, wisdom and light.
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Happy Diwali 2018: Themes of good versus evil and the victory of the light over the dark are celebrated

NEW DELHI: 
  Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is likely the most widely celebrated of all festivals among Hindus and this year, in 2018, it will be celebrated on November 7 in most parts of India. However, the festival will be celebrated in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu on November 6. Hindu expats in Singapore will also celebrate Diwali on November 6. The celebrations for Diwali usually last for five days. The third day is when main Diwali is celebrated.
The five days of the festival are Dhanteras, Chhoti Diwali, Badi Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Diwali or Deepavali or as 'the festival of lights', as the festival is also known, is celebrated by lighting up public and private spaces alike, including houses and temples.
The themes of good versus evil and the victory of the light over the dark are celebrated in Diwali. Hindus celebrate the return of Lord Rama from his exile from Ayodhya. According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali falls under the month of Karthik. According to the Gregorian calendar, the festival occurs every year in either the month of October or November.
During Diwali, it is considered auspicious to buy new goods during the days preceding Diwali. People who celebrate Diwali clean and/or renovate their homes and repair and/or clean their furniture.
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Diwali 2018: Family members then rejoice by indulging in exchange of gifts and sweets after conducting Lakshmi Pujan on the occasion of Badi Diwali (Representational)
In order to celebrate the festival of Diwali, it is declared as a public holiday by the government.
Here is a breakdown of all the important dates of Diwali 2018:
Dhanteras 2018: 5th November, 2018
Chhoti Diwali 2018: 6th November, 2018
Badi Diwali 2018: 7th November, 2018
Govardhan Puja 2018: 8th November, 2018
Bhai Dooj 2018 or Bhau Deej 2018: 9th November, 2018
Significance Of Diwali:
While the significance of Diwali varies from region to region in India, the most commonly accepted tradition is associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana, which concerns the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama. The Ramayana also said that the people of Ayodhya lit lamps and rejoiced the return of Rama, who was earlier sent on exile, back to Ayodhya after 14 years. Thus, the people traditionally celebrate the victory of 'good versus evil' in Diwali. Lord Rama was crowned the king of Ayodhya after he returned from exile.
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Happy Diwali 2018: While the significance of Diwali varies from region to region in India, the most commonly accepted tradition is associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana, which concerns the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama (Representational)
Puja In Diwali:
The main day of Diwali celebrations, or Badi Diwali, which will be celebrated on 7th November, is also known as Lakshmi Pujan as Lakshmi, being the Goddess of Wealth, is worshipped. The muhurat or auspicious timing for conducting Lakshmi Pujan during Diwali 2018 will be between 5.57 pm and 7.53 pm.
Diwali Greetings: Diwali 2018 will be celebrated in November 7th. Happy Diwali!
The entire family usually gets together this time and recites prayers and holy songs in unison. Family members then rejoice by indulging in exchange of gifts and sweets after this.

Diwali Calendar (Year wise dates)

We present you with all the dates Diwali will have from 2015 till 2040. Hit ctrl+D to bookmark this page, and click here to share this page with your friends.
Year
Day & Dates
Diwali 2015 :
Wednesday, November 11
Diwali 2016 :
Sunday, October 30
Diwali 2017 :
Thursday, October 19
Diwali 2018 :
Wednesday, November 7
Diwali 2019 :
Sunday, October 27
Diwali 2020 :
Saturday, November 14
Diwali 2021 :
Thursday, November 4
Diwali 2022 :
Monday, October 24
Diwali 2023 :
Sunday, October 12
Diwali 2024 :
Friday, November 1
Diwali 2025 :
Tuesday, October 21
Diwali 2026 :
Sunday, November 8
Diwali 2027 :
Friday, October 29
Diwali 2028 :
Tuesday, October 17
Diwali 2029 :
Monday, November 5
Diwali 2030 :
Saturday, October 26
Diwali 2031 :
Friday, November 14
Diwali 2032 :
Tuesday, November 2
Diwali 2033 :
Saturday, October 22
Diwali 2034 :
Friday, November 10
Diwali 2035 :
Tuesday, October 30
Diwali 2036 :
Sunday, October 19
Diwali 2037 :
Saturday, November 7
Diwali 2038 :
Wednesday, October 27
Diwali 2039 :
Monday, October 17
Diwali 2040 :
Sunday, November 4

Diwali/Deepavali in 2019

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