Diwali celebrations annually in South Africa is met with disdain as the dates of the celebration go under a battle as big as the Mahabharata with each faction claiming ownership of a certain date.
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The official dates of Diwali are as follows:
- Wednesday, 18 October , 2017 – Deepavali (South Indians)
- Thursday, 19 October, 2017 – Diwali (North Indians)