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Diwali/Deepavali in Malaysia

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Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

Local names

NameLanguage
Hari DeepavaliMalay
Diwali/DeepavaliEnglish
Diwali/DipavaliGerman

Alternative name

Festival of Lights

Diwali/Deepavali 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Diwali/Deepavali 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Diwali, also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Beautiful sky lanterns made of colorful cloth for sale for the Diwali festival in India.

Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
TueNov 12005Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SatOct 212006Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
ThuNov 82007Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
MonOct 272008Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SatOct 172009Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
FriNov 52010Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
WedOct 262011Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
TueNov 132012Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SatNov 22013Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
WedOct 222014Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
TueNov 102015Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SunOct 302016Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
ThuOct 192017Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
WedNov 72018Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SunOct 272019Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SatNov 142020Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday

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