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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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diwali/Deepavali 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
List of dates for other years

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/DeepavaliNational holiday
SatOct 212006Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
ThuNov 82007Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
MonOct 272008Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
SatOct 172009Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
FriNov 52010Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
WedOct 262011Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
TueNov 132012Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
SatNov 22013Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
ThuOct 232014Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
WedNov 112015Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
SunOct 302016Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
ThuOct 192017Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
WedNov 72018Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
SunOct 272019Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
SatNov 142020Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday

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