Diwali 2019

Diwali is the most expected Hindu festival, which is celebrated in many parts of India. It is a public holiday in a majority of Indian states. Diwali, also called the Festival of Lights, is a special occasion for the business class. The festival is believed to be the beginning of the commercial year. What does the festival signify? Well, Diwali or Deepawali is the symbol of the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, hope over despair and knowledge over ignorance.

Diwali Holidays 2019

When is Deepavali celebrated in the year 2019? Diwali for the year 2019 is observed on 27 October, which falls on a Sunday. The festival is observed on the 15th day of the Kartika month on the Hindu calendar.

Calendar Of Deepavali Holidays 2019

Year Date Day Holiday States
2019 26 October Saturday Deepavali Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
27 October Sunday Diwali National except Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
28 October Saturday Deepavali holiday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

Deepavali Holidays From 2020 to 2028

Festival Day Date
Diwali 2020 Saturday 14 November
Diwali 2021 Thursday 04 November
Diwali 2022 Monday 24 October
Diwali 2023 Thursday 09 November
Diwali 2024 Friday 01 November
Diwali 2025 Tuesday 21 October
Diwali 2026 Sunday 08 November
Diwali 2027 Friday 29 October
Diwali 2028 Tuesday 17 October

Significance Of Diwali Or Deepavali

During the festival of Diwali, people light up their homes and commercial outlets. Lord Ganesh is worshipped for prosperity and welfare whereas Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for wisdom and wealth. The festival usually falls in the months of November or October and is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile. In many parts of the country, the festival is celebrated for five consecutive days. Undoubtedly, it is the most famous Indian festival, which is regarded as a celebration of life. In a few parts of the country, the festival denotes the beginning of the New Year. Deepavali is a five-day festival that goes as mentioned below:

  • The first day denotes the arrival of the new financial year for most Indian businesses. The business class worships Goddess Lakshmi for wealth.
  • The second day is the day of cleansing. People take oil baths and wear new clothes.
  • The third day is the day of the new moon. It is the official day of the Deepavali holiday.
  • The fourth day is the Kartika Shudda Padyami.
  • The fifth day, the final day of the festival, denotes the love between sisters and brothers.

How Is Deepavali/Diwali Celebrated?

Like mentioned earlier, the celebration of the festival last for up to five days. Houses and shops will be cleaned and decorated with the small clay of oil lamps and electric lights. People exchange sweets. Fairs will be organised in many villages and towns. The festival is celebrated on different dates in various regions of the country since traditional lunar calendars may be interrupted in various ways. For instance, in Tamil Nadu, people celebrate Deepavali in Aipasi, a Tamil month.

Public Life during Diwali Holidays 2019

On the festival day, banks, post offices and government offices will remain closed. Commercial outlets may be closed or have the reduced working hours. Transport remains unaffected.

Symbols Of The Festival Of Lights

The most important symbols of the festival include electric lights and tiny oil lamps made of flames and clay. They replicate both spiritual and physical elements of light.

Top Five Indian Destinations To Spend Diwali Holidays 2019

If you are planning a trip during Deepavali holidays in 2019, consider the following top five Indian destinations that bring out the best of the festival:

  • Jaipur: Jaipur is the most renowned destination to be visited during Diwali holidays every year. The real beauty of Deepavali stems from the warm glow of lamps and lights that decorate homes, shops and streets. Jaipur, Pink City, is the best place to experience this. Every year, competitions are organised for decorating the streets of the city.
  • Goa: Goa, the smallest Indian state, is famous for Diwali celebrations as well. The focus of celebrations will be on the destructions of demon Narakasura. In every city and village, competitions are organised to witness who can make the largest figurine of the demon. Since gambling is also a famous Diwali activity, you can try your luck at casinos.
  • Varanasi: Varanasi is a crazy Indian destination to spend Diwali holidays for the year 2019. Make sure you stay at one of the riverside restaurants in the city of Varanasi to experience the real beauty of the festival. The main highlights of the festival include special Ganga Aarti and earthen lamps.
  • Kolkata: While many people worship Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the main day of the festival is celebrated as Kali Puja in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. Many devotees across the country visit Belur Math, Kalighat and Dakshineswar, which are the Kali temples in the city.
  • Delhi: Delhi, the capital city of India, is famous for shopping during Diwali holidays. At INA, Dilli Haat organises a well-known Diwali Bazaar. If you are interested in unique handicrafts, Delhi should be visited to spend during Diwali holidays 2019.

Calendar Of Diwali Holidays 2018

When is Deepavali celebrated in the year 2018? Diwali for the year 2018 is observed on 07 November, which falls on Wednesday. The festival is observed on the 15 day of the Kartika month on the Hindu calendar.

Year Date Day Holiday States
2018 06 November Tuesday Deepavali Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
07 November Wednesday Diwali National except Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
08 November Thursday Deepavali holiday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh

News About Diwali Holiday in 2018

  • Diwali Pushya Nakshatra 2018 Date and Time

    During Diwali, Pushya Nakshatra is chosen by many people to purchase new account books and gold. This is also the time to make investments during the Shubh time of the day. The Diwali Pushya Nakshatra 2018 date and time is 31 October 2018. This time is highly considered auspicious for starting new ventures, purchases and investments. As per traditional Hindu astrology, Pushya or Pushyami or Pusya is one of the 27 nakshatras. The Pushya Nakshatra time begins from 3:51 am on 31 October 2018 to 2:34 am on 1 November 2018. As per Hindu astrology, the favourable alignment of stars on Pushya Nakshatra day is considered to result in success, prosperity and happiness. During this auspicious time, people consider ideal to buy gold, silver and account books.

    30 October 2018

  • SC Modifies Timing for Bursting Crackers on Diwali in TN and Puducherry

    The Supreme Court modified its order which had fixed 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm as a slot for bursting firecrackers during Diwali and other festivals. It also stated that authorities in states can change timings; however, the duration will not exceed two hours a day. The SC also said that its directions on “green crackers” were meant only for Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The apex court was hearing a plea by the Tamil Nadu government which sought SC’s approval to burst firecrackers on Diwali morning in accordance with the religious practice of the State. In the SC’s 23 October 2018 order, it had ordered that bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals would be from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Also, a bench comprising Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan made it clear that its 23 October order allowing the manufacture and sale of “green crackers” were meant for the Delhi-NCR and was not applicable across the country. The bench made it clear that the “total time will not exceed two hours a day.”

    30 October 2018

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