Diwali 2017 : Thursday, October 19
Diwali is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November in the western calendar, depending upon the lunar cycle for that year.
The Festival of Lights, Diwali, is a colourful and happy celebration. Families prepare their homes and themselves for the special festivities that symbolise the victory of spiritual goodness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. Firecrackers are set off to drive away evil, oil lamps are lit, flower garlands are made, candles float in bowls of water outside homes and sweets are shared as part of the festivities.