Looking for Diwali dates 2017? Diwali is the most prestigious festival of Hindu religion and people in India celebrate Diwali by decorating their houses with diyas, candles, and lights. People give gifts to each other as it is also a new year for Hindus and have sweets. Diwali is a 5 day festival of lights and mostly all the schools and colleges have a 21 days vacation, Corporates, and Government offices also remain closed on the occasion of Diwali and New year for a couple of days. Today we are going to tell you what are Diwali dates 2017 so that you can plan your activities accordingly and enjoy the festival.
Diwali usually falls in October or November month every year, Depending on the cycle of the moon.
Diwali Dates 2017: In 2017 Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 and people in South India will celebrate Diwali a day earlier. i.e 18th October.
Diwali Dates 2017 Detailed Information
As we mentioned earlier, Diwali is a 5 day festival of lights. The first day is called Dhanteras, the Second day is called Chaturdashi, the Third day is the main Diwali day, Forth day is Pratipada and the fifth day is Bhaiya Dooj.
1) October 17, 2017, is called as Dhanteras is celebrated on 13th day of a lunar fortnight of the Hindu calendar. Dhan means money and Teras mean 13th day. On this day people worship goddess Lakshmi and do puja at home or visit a temple.
2) October 18, 2017, is called Kali Chaudas or Narak Chaturdashi as it is believed that Lord Krishna and goddess Kali had destroyed devil Narakasura on this very day and it is the 1th day of lunar fortnight so it is called Kali Chaudas.
3) October 19, 2017, is the main day when Diwali is celebrated and people do Diwali Puja. Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya day as to remove the dark forces and bring the good forces by lighting candles and diyas and doing Puja and burning crackers.
4) October 20, 2017, is celebrated as the New year according to the Hindu calendar, Everyone visits temple, wears new clothes and have sweets
5) October 21, 2017, is celebrated as Bhai Duj, This day is similar to Rakshabandhan, Brother and Sister together have food, perform puja and celebrate the festival.