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Diwali/Deepavali in Malaysia

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. 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.
Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.
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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
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
SatOct 292016Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
ThuOct 192017Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
WedNov 72018Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SunOct 272019Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday
SatNov 142020Diwali/DeepavaliFederal Public Holiday

Quick Facts

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

Diwali/Deepavali 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Diwali/Deepavali 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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