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Deepavali in Sri Lanka

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.

In 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.

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About Deepavali

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Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueNov 10DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2016SatOct 29DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2017WedOct 18DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2018TueNov 6DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2019SunOct 27DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2020SatNov 14DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2021ThuNov 4DeepavaliPublic Holiday

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