Diwali(Deepavali) Festival-Diwali Festival Date Year 2016 to Year 2021-About Diwali Festival

India is a country of races and religions.Every religion has its own unique style of celebration.But Diwali(Deepavali), the Festival of Light, is celebrated with great fervour and gaiety among all races and religions.The festival symbolizes unity in diversity.The celebration of this five-day festival commences on Aswayuja Bahula Chatirdasi and concludes on Kartika Shuddha Vijaya.Deepavali is celebrated 20days after Dussehra, on Amavashya-the 15 day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Kartik, usually in October or November every year.Here is Diwali Festival Date of Year 2016 to Year 2021 and many Details.

Diwali Festival Date Year 2016 to Year 2021

Diwali Festival Date of Year2016: Oct 30 Sunday
Diwali Festival Date of Year2017: Oct 19 Thursday
Diwali Festival Date of Year2018: Nov 7 Wednesday
Diwali Festival Date of Year2019: Oct 28 Monday
Diwali Festival Date of Year2020: Nov 15 Sunday
Diwali Festival Date of Year2021: Nov 4 Thursday

About Diwali Festival

Hindus all over the world celebrate Deepavali with great enthusiasm.This is a major Hindu festival hnouring Mother Lakshmi-the goddess of wealth.Diwali is a part of holy tradition, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness;as darkness refers to ignorance and light refers to knowledge.Celebrate all over India, it is a festival of wealth and prosperity.

Diwali is a festival to commemorate the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya from Lanka after vanquishing Ravana in battle.At the end of fourteen years, Rama along with Laxmana and Sita returned to Ayodhya to a hero's welcome by the people.His return sent his subjects in Ayodhya in to raptures.This joyous reunion is replicated every year.Lord Rama is said to have reigned for a long time during which the people were supremely happy and contented.Ramrajya(the reign of Rama) has come to connote an era of peace and prosperity.The festival of Diwali is celebrated  to commemorate Rama's return from exile.

Diwali means an Array of Lamps.Diwali festival is spread over five days.Dhanteras (Dhanatrayodashi)is the first day or rather the eve of the day on which the festival begins.Narakchaturdashi which is also known as Kalichaudas or Bali Pratipada is the second day.Lakshmi Pujan is done on the third day, Govardhan Puja is performed on the fourth day in North India and Bhaiyadooj is the fifth and the last day.

A Family Festival

Diwali is  everyone's favorite festival all over the country.Normally, in any family all members may not always live together.They have to go to other cities, states, or even to other countries for studies, work etc.They may not be able to be together even temporarily on any occasion during the year.But, Diwali is an exception.people living in far off places make it a point to visit their hometown to be with their parents.People living abroad talk over the phone and exchange greetings.

New dresses, particularly silk saris for women, are purchased for wearing on the occasion.Another attraction of this festival is the bursting of crackers and fireworks by all the members of the family.Crackers are purchased well in advance and the bursting starts a week prior to the festival day, Sweets are prepare in as many varieties as can be imagined.Now a days , sweets are purchased from the market; orders have to be placed a month in advance.People greet one another by making social calls to relatives, friends' houses or over the phone.Greeting cards are sent to all relatives, friends, clients, etc.Business establishments send boxes of sweets to their clients.

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