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When is Diwali celebrated in India?

Asked by V. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 17, 2020

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K. Keturah

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Answered Nov 13, 2019

The correct answer to this question is October 17th through October 21. Diwali is a significant festival, which is five days long. Though the festival is rooted in Hindu culture, it is celebrated by other cultures and religions like Christianity and Islam.

The purpose of the Festival is to celebrate victory over good and evil, represented through light taking over darkness. This is why Diwali is also known as the Festival of lights. Another reason why it is called the Festival of Lights is that, during the five-day event, homes, churches, temples, and businesses are illuminated brightly in celebration of the Festival.

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Answered Nov 01, 2019

The actual date when Diwali will be celebrated in India may change every year. This usually follows the Hindu Calendar, which means that the last data is meant to celebrate the Hindu New Year. This may occur sometime in October or November, depending on certain factors.

For this year, the first day of Diwali will fall on the 27th of October. There are different customs and traditions that are being followed by the people to ensure that they will receive good luck for the year ahead. This celebration will last for about five days, and they would be exposed to a lot of lights and fireworks while waiting for the celebration to end.

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Answered Oct 16, 2019

Diwali celebration is observed in October, and at times the celebration can be observed in November. This is because Diwali is usually observed at the end of the monsoon season. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 27. Diwali is one of the most popular and celebrated festivals in India by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and even some Buddhists. And outside India, you see people celebrating it. Diwali can simply be translated to be the victory of light over darkness.

You can even call it the victory of knowledge over ignorance. The importance of its meaning is the reason why the festival is celebrated by a great number of people regardless of their culture and religious affiliation. That's why you see Christians, Muslims, and other religious groups celebrating the festival. The festival can be celebrated by a lot of things, especially things that symbolize light. People decorate and renovate their homes and also get themselves new things like cloth.

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K. Galatia

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Answered Oct 15, 2019

Diwali is considered the most significant Hindu festival celebrated in India. The five- day event begins with Dhanteras on October 17th and ends with Bhai Dooj on October 21st. Festivities take place from late September until early to mid-October. The celebration commemorates the ultimate victory of good over evil just as light conquers over darkness.

Hence, the festival of lights. During the celebration, temples, homes, shops, and corporate structures are often brightly illuminated. The preparations and rituals for the festival generally last five days, with the climax being on day three, which coincides with the darkest night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

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