South Africa: Diwali Is NOT a Public Holiday

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.

This year is no different read how the Federation had mislead South African Hindus over Diwali click here

The official dates of Diwali are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 18 October , 2017 – Deepavali (South Indians)
  • Thursday, 19 October, 2017 – Diwali (North Indians)