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Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. 

The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the  Hindu Lunisolar month  Kartika in  Bikram Sambat calendar. In the  Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

This year it is on 30 October. 

This resource page offers ideas and resources to help you celebrate Diwali with your students and school community.

Updated on: 06 Oct 2017


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