Deepavali

When is Deepavali?

 

Year

Date

Day

Holiday

States

2020

14 November

Saturday 

Deepavali

Nationwide except Sarawak

15 November

Sunday

Deepavali Holiday

Kelantan & Terengganu

2021

4 November

Thursday

Deepavali

Nationwide except Sarawak

2022

25 October

Monday

Deepavali

Nationwide except Sarawak

Deepavali 2020, 2021, 2022

What is Deepavali

It is the festival of lights and celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. It’s one of the major festivals celebrated, normally between mid-October and mid-November.

 

Hindus celebrate the return of deities Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after their 14-year exile. According to BBC, they also celebrate the day of Mother Goddess destroyed a demon called Mahisha.

Sikhs have a different celebration date, they celebrated before this date. The reason of celebration is the release from prison of the sixth guru Hargobind Singh in 1619

 

Five days celebration

Day 1: Cleaning homes and gold or kitchen utensils shopping to bring good fortune to the family

 

 

Day 2: Decorating homes with clay lamps and creating design patterns on the floor. That’s called rangoli which is created with coloured powder or sand

 

 

Day 3: This is the main day of celebration. Families gather together for Lakshimi puja, it’s a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi. Then there will be feasts and fireworks.

Day 4: The first day of new year when friends and families visit each other with gifts and best wishes.

Day 5: Brothers visit their married sisters and have a lavish meal together.

National Geographic – Reference

 

 

 

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