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Happy Diwali

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The festival of Diwali is widely celebrated in most parts of India. The festivity is cheered by many Hindu followers as it is the day when Lord Rama, his wife Sita, and brother Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

Diwali or Deepavali which is also known as the festival of lights is the most awaited festivals for Hindus. The date of the festival varies every year as per the Lunar calendar. This year, in 2018, Diwali will be celebrated on November 7.

Although, the five-day long Diwali week has already begun. Diwali is the longest festival celebration of five days for Hindus -beginning with Dhanteras, follows Chhoti Diwali, then Badi Diwali, and later, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.

Here's a date-wise breakdown for you to understand the Diwali festivity this year:

Dhanteras 2018: 5th November, 2018

Chhoti Diwali 2018: 6th November, 2018
Badi Diwali 2018: 7th November, 2018
Govardhan Puja 2018: 8th November, 2018
Bhai Dooj 2018: 9th November, 2018

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