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Diwali 2018

When is Diwali in 2018

Every year the festival falls either in November or in October and that depends on how the cycle of moon is going in that particular year. Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik which is considered as the most serene months according to the Hindu Lunar calendar.

Diwali 2018: 7th of November

And, the festival is observed a day before in South India (from the day it is celebrated in other parts of the country). This year Diwali in South India will be celebrated on 6th of November!

When is Diwali in 2019 = 27th October, Sunday
When is Diwali in 2020 = 14th November, Saturday
When is Diwali in 2021 = 4th November, Thursday

Detailed information on Diwali Dates

The festival of Diwali is celebrated for an entire time span of five days and the most important day of the entire celebration falls on the third day. Here’s everything you will need to know about this five days time span of Diwali 2018 and when it is falling. Read below to find....

5th November 2018 – 1st Day – ‘Dhanteras’

Here Dhan refers to richness, wealth and teras has been used to refer to the 13th day of the lunar fortnight as established by the Hindu calendar. This day celebrates prosperity, and on this day Goddess Lakshmi is welcomed by purchasing some gold items. Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have introduced the concept of Ayurveda is also welcomed by most Ayurvedic doctors. As a part of fun and enjoyment, people play cards on this day.

6th November 2018 – 2nd Day – ‘Chhoti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdasi’

On this day Narakasura demon was believed to have been destroyed by Lord Krishna and Goddess Kali. As a part the celebration, in Goa an effigy of the demon is burned.

7th November 2018 – 3rd Day – ‘Amavasya’

This day is considered as the darkest day of the month and is considered as the most significant days in the entire time span of Diwali all through the country. A special kind of Puja is performed on this day where Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped. In parts of the country including Odisha, Assam and West Bengal, Puja of Goddess Kali is also performed. But, sometimes Kali Puja also falls a day earlier because of the movement of the Moon.

8th November 2018 – 4th Day – ‘Govardhan Puja’

People across the country celebrate this festival for a variety of reasons and beliefs. Govardhan Puja is celebrated in North India as the day when Lord Krishna with his velour defeated Indra who is believed to be the God of rain and thunder. While in Gujarat the day is celebrated as the beginning of yet another year, in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, the day is celebrated as the day when Lord Vishnu has believed to have killed demon king Bali.

9th November 2018 – 5th Day – ‘Bhai Duj’

This day is particularly a celebration of brothers and sisters same as the celebration of Raksha Bandhan. Brothers and sister worship together, share gifts with each other, eat together and vow to help each other in every sphere of life on this day.

Diwali Dates List in India

Diwali 2018
November 7, 2018

DIWALI CALENDAR 2018
November 2018
S M T W T F S
1 23
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18192021 22 23 24
25 26 27 2829 30

Diwali 2019
October 27, 2019

DIWALI CALENDAR 2019
November 2019
S M T W T F S
1234 5
6789101112
1314 1516 171819
202122232425 26
27 28293031

Diwali 2017
October 19, 2017

DIWALI CALENDAR 2017
October 2017
SMTWT FS
1234567
8910 11121314
151617 1819 2021
2223 24252627 28
293031

Diwali 2016
October 30th, 2016

DIWALI CALENDAR 2016
October 2016
SMT W T FS
1
234567 8
910 1112 13 14 15
16171819 202122
23242526 2728 29
30 31

Diwali 2015
November 11, 2015

DIWALI CALENDAR 2015
November 2015
SMT WTFS
1234567
891011 121314
15161718192021
222324 25 262728
29 30

Diwali 2014
October 23, 2014

DIWALI CALENDAR 2014
October 2014
SMTWTF S
1234
5 6789 1011
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19202122232425
262728293031 


Diwali 2013
November 3, 2013

DIWALI CALENDAR 2013
November 2013
SMTW T F S
1 2
3456789
101112 13141516
17181920212223
24252627282930


Diwali 2012
November 13, 2012

DIWALI CALENDAR 2012
November 2012
SMTWTFS
123
45 67 8910
11 121314 151617
181920212223 24
25 2627 2829 30


Diwali 2011
October 26, 2011

DIWALI CALENDAR 2011
October 2011
SM TWT F S
1
234 56 78
9 10 1112 13 14 15
16171819202122
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
3031


Diwali 2010
November 5, 2010

DIWALI CALENDAR 2010
November 2010
S MT WT F S
1 23 4 5 6
7 89 10 11 12 13
1415 16 17 18 19 20
21 2223 2425 2627
28 2930


Diwali 2009
October 17, 2009

DIWALI CALENDAR 2009
October 2009
S MTWTFS
123
45678910
11 121314151617
18 192021222324
25262728293031

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