Diwali Special (The Indian most popular Festival ) Time Table
Diwali (Dīvali, Dīpāwali, Deepavali, Dipabali) is a festival of lights and is a gazetted holiday in India. Followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism observe various customs related to Diwali.
Is Diwali/Deepavali a Public Holiday?
Diwali/Deepavali is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.
Laxmi pooja- 27 October, Govardhan pooja- 28 October
Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations.
Many people make a special effort to clean their homes and yards before Diwali. They may also wash themselves with water and fragrant oils, wear new clothes and give gifts of sweets to family members, close friends and business associates. Fireworks are set off in the evening in some areas. Melas (fairs) are held in many towns and villages.
People in different regions in India may celebrate Diwali on various dates. This is because traditional lunar calendars can be interpreted in different ways. For example, Deepavali in Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aipasi.