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Diwali/Deepavali in New Zealand

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 not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in New Zealand.

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 2015–2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedNov 11Diwali/DeepavaliObservance
2016SunOct 30Diwali/DeepavaliObservance
2017ThuOct 19Diwali/DeepavaliObservance
2018WedNov 7Diwali/DeepavaliObservance
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliObservance
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliObservance

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