When is Diwali in South Africa?

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Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated annually and  one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism.

#SOUTHAFRICA: Diwali is a five-day-long festival celebrated by Indian diaspora across the globe. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on Sunday, October 27, 2019. In some states of India Diwali 2019 will be celebrated on Monday, October 28.

South Africa’s Diwali celebration for South & North Indians is Sunday, 27 October, 2019.

The festival of lights is observed on the day of ‘Amavasya’ or new moon, the 15th day of Kartik, according to the Hindu calendar. Starting at the end of the cropping season, it is often associated with wealth and happiness.

Diwali, one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in India, indicates the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil.

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  1. hello thank you when are u bring more south indian stars

  2. HCC Diwali Festival 2018 is on the 27th October 2018 at Lenasia soccer stadium. Starts at 3pm.

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