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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 in October or November each year. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Is Diwali/Deepavali a Public Holiday?

Diwali/Deepavali is a public holiday in 15 states, where 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 Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2021.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2016SatOct 29Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
2017WedOct 18Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
2018TueNov 6Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
2019MonOct 28Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except JHR, KDH, KTN, TRG
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK
2021ThuNov 4Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidayAll except SWK

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