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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 (null), where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.
Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.
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About Diwali/Deepavali

Read more about Diwali/Deepavali.

Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2010–2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010FriNov 5Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2011WedOct 26Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2012TueNov 13Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2013SatNov 2Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2014WedOct 22Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2015TueNov 10Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2016SatOct 29Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2017WedOct 18Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2018TueNov 6Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliCommon local holidaysAll except SWK

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