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** Diwali **

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"Deepawali" redirects here. For the Nepali festival, see Tihar. For the
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Diwali / Deepavali
The Rangoli of Lights.jpgRangoli decorations, made using coloured powder,
are popular during Diwali
Also called Deepavali
Observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists ^[1]
Type Indian, Cultural, Seasonal
Celebrations Diya and lighting, home decoration, shopping, fireworks, puja
(prayers), gifts, performing religious rituals, feast and sweets
Begins Dhanteras, 2 days before Diwali
Ends Bhai Dooj, 2 days after Diwali
Date Varies per Hindu Lunisolar calendar
2015 date 11 November (Wednesday)
10 November (Tuesday) in South India^[2]
2016 date 30 October (Sunday)
2017 date 21 October (Saturday)
Related to Kali Puja, Diwali (Jainism), Bandi Chhor Divas

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