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Deepavali in Guyana

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali, or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated in October or November each year. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Is Deepavali a Public Holiday?

Deepavali is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.

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About Deepavali

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Deepavali Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SatOct 29DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2017ThuOct 19DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2018TueNov 6DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2019SunOct 27DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2019MonOct 28Day off for DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2020SatNov 14DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2021ThuNov 4DeepavaliPublic Holiday

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