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.
And no, Diwali is not a public holiday in South Africa.
The official dates of Diwali are as follows:
- Saturday, 26 October , 2019 – Deepavali (South Indians)
- Sunday, 27 October, 2019 – Diwali (North Indians)
#PUGLAMOMENT: Each year is no different read how the South African Tamil Federation had mislead South African Hindus over Diwali in 2017. click here