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Diwali/Deepavali in the United States

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. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Dipa oil lamps are often lit for Diwali celebrations.

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About Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2030.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2005TueNov 1Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2006SatOct 21Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2007FriNov 9Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2008TueOct 28Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2009SatOct 17Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2010FriNov 5Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2011WedOct 26Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2012TueNov 13Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2013SunNov 3Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2014WedOct 22Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2015TueNov 10Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2016SatOct 29Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2017WedOct 18Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2018WedNov 7Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2021WedNov 3Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2021ThuNov 4Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2022MonOct 24Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2023SunNov 12Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2024ThuOct 31Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2025MonOct 20Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2026SunNov 8Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2027ThuOct 28Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2028TueOct 17Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2029MonNov 5Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
2030FriOct 25Diwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday

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