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Diwali/Deepavali in Singapore

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. 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

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriNov 5Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2011WedOct 26Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2012TueNov 13Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2013SatNov 2Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2014WedOct 22Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2015TueNov 10Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2016SatOct 29Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2017WedOct 18Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2018TueNov 6Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday
2019MonOct 28Diwali/Deepavali observedNational holiday

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