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Diwali/Deepavali in Trinidad and Tobago

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.

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 Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedNov 11Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday
2016SatOct 29Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday
2017ThuOct 19Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday
2018WedNov 7Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday
2019MonOct 28Diwali/Deepavali observedPublic holiday
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliPublic holiday

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