It lasts 5 days starting from the 13th day of the lunar month of ashwin. Diwali or deepavali is an official public holiday in many parts of india and is part of a five day hindu observance known as the festival of lights.
Diwali is also known as deepavali dipavali dewali deepawali or the festival of lights.
Deepavali holiday. Most people came from tamil nadu which is why the holiday has its southern indian name of deepavali. Diwali is a religious holiday in hinduism. This is meant to symbolise the hindu religious concept of light conquering darkness.
Deepavali is also known as the festival of lights and the holiday abounds with all manner of colourful lights displays in public and numerous clay lamps to light up private homes. It is one of the most important hindu festivals. Deepavali is the most festive holiday of the year for the worlds hindus and it is an official public holiday in many countries with significant hindu populations including malaysia.
Followers of buddhism hinduism jainism and sikhism observe various customs related to diwali. Deepavali marks the return of lord rama who was the seventh incarnation of vishnu from a fourteen year exile. For hindus around the world the celebration of deepavali revolves around the triumph of good over evil purity over impurity light over darkness.
Diwali divali dipawali deepavali dipabali is a festival of lights and is a gazetted holiday in india. Diwali is always celebrated between mid october and mid november in the western calendar depending upon the lunar cycle each year.