Diwali

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Diwali
The Rangoli of Lights.jpg
Rangoli decorations, made uisin coloured pouder, are popular durin Diwali
An aa calledDeepavali, Divali, Thee Vazhi, Festival o Lichts
Observed biHindus, Sikhs, Jains an ither faiths
TeepReligious
CelebrationsDiya an Lichtin, Home decoration, Shoppin, Firewirks, Puja (Prayers), Gifts, Feast an Sweets
BeginsDhanteras, 2 days afore Diwali
EndsBhai Dooj, 2 days efter Diwali
DateDecidit bi the Hindu Lunisolar calendar
2020 dateNovember[1]
  • 12th (Dhanteras)
  • 13th (Naraka Chaturdashi)
  • 14th (Lakshmi Puja/Kali Puja)
  • 15th (Govardhan Puja/Balipratipada)
  • 16th (Bhai Dooj/Vishwakarma Puja)
Relatit taeKali Puja, Diwali (Jainism), Bandi Chhor Divas

Diwali (Inglis pronunciation: /dˈwɑːl/) alsae cried the "festival o lichts", is an auncient Hindu festival celebratit ilka year.[2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2020 Hindu Festivals Calendar, Hindu Tyohar Calendar for Glen Gardner, New Jersey, United States
  2. The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) ISBN 0-19-861263-X - p.540 "Diwali /dɪwɑːli/ (also Divali) noun a Hindu festival with lights...".
  3. Diwali Encyclopedia Britannica (2009)