Diwali or Deepawali, known as the ‘festival of lights,’ is usually celebrated in October or November, and is on October 24th this year. Lasting over five days, the holiday is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide. The name of this festival is derived from ‘avali,’ which means ‘row,’ and ‘deepa,’ meaning ‘clay lamps.’ When merged, these words mean ‘a row of lights.’

Your Diwali Guide

Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year—a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Widely observed among more than a billion people from a variety of faiths across India and its diaspora, the five days of Diwali are marked by prayer, feasts, fireworks, family gatherings, and charitable giving. For some, Diwali is also the beginning of a new year.
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5 Ways People Celebrate Diwali Today

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated all across the world during the Hindu calendar month of Kartik, bringing people together in many different ways – from feasting to fireworks. Join the celebrations and discover 5 ways people celebrate Diwali today...
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Diwali 2022

In 2022, North India will celebrate Diwali and South India will celebrate Deepavali on the same day. In North India, Diwali is a five day long celebration that commences with Dhanteras on the 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha of the Indian month of Karthik. It ends with the celebration of Bhai Dooj that falls on the 17th lunar day of the Shukla paksha of the Indian month of Karthik. Both are taken from the Purimnata calendar.
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34 Interesting Diwali Facts

“Diwali,” which is also referred to as Deepavali and Divali, is an important festival in India that is mainly celebrated by the Hindus. It is also known as the festival of light. Every year, the date of this festival is calculated by the Hindu lunar calendar. It was celebrated on 4th November in 2021 and it falls on 24th October in 2022.
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