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

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

ReferencesEedit

  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)