Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, falls on 'Amavasya', the darkest night of 'Kartika'. It is believed that on this day Lord Rama come home to his kingdom after a fourteen years exile and the city of Ayodhya lit oil lamps to welcome him.

Sweets and gifts are exchanged between families and friends amidst the bursting of crackers. Doors are left open on Diwali (Deepawali) for Goddess Laxmi. The celebration of lights is preceded by several Deepawali Melas, where food, handicrafts and a variety of earthern lamps and candles are sold.

Deepavali 2018 was on November 06 Tuesday

Important Timings On Deepavali

Sunrise06-Nov-2018 06:38 AM
Sunset06-Nov-2018 17:42 PM
Chathurdashi Tithi Starts05-Nov-2018 23:47 PM
Chathurdashi Tithi Ends06-Nov-2018 22:27 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)
Image Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS

Deepavali festival dates between 2015 & 2025

YearDate
2015Tuesday, 10th of November
2016Saturday, 29th of October
2017Wednesday, 18th of October
2018Tuesday, 6th of November
2019Sunday, 27th of October
2020Saturday, 14th of November
2021Thursday, 4th of November
2022Monday, 24th of October
2023Sunday, 12th of November
2024Thursday, 31st of October
2025Monday, 20th of October

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