Diwali is India most celebrated and biggest festival and the most important holiday of the year for all Indians. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. Diwali symbolises the victory of the forces of virtue over the evil forces, the victory of light over darkness and also the victory of knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is a major festival in India and also in many other parts of the world where Hindus are present and Diwali usually goes on for five days. And all these five days there are different kinds of hectic activities going on all over the country.
People from very early on start shopping for clothes and other garments for this festival. During Diwali, people wear their best clothes and go out and have fun with their families. Relatives meet each other and great each other, they also exchange gifts and have great meals together. This festival wears a very lovely look, everyone is beautifully dressed and mirthful. Gambling is also rampant during this time, friends and relatives play among each other for fun. It is encouraged in order to ensure good luck for the upcoming year and it is also claimed that in medieval times Gambling was very rampant during this Diwali.
Diwali Date And Time For 2019
Here is the complete detailed table about the time and date of all the five days of Diwali 2019.
|Name Of Day||Start Time & Date||End Time & Date|
|Dhanteras 2019||16:26, Friday, 25th October.||14:03, Saturday, 26th October.|
|ChaturDashi 2019||14:04, Saturday, 26th October.||11:46, Sunday, 27th October.|
|Diwali 2019||11:47, Sunday, 27th October.||09:39, Monday, 28th October.|
|PratiPad 2019||09:40, Monday, 28th October.||07:47, Tuesday, 29th October.|
|Bhai Phota / Bhatri Ditiya 2019||07:48, Tuesday, 29th October.||06:13, Wednesday, 30th October.|
Dhanteras is the first day of the five day Diwali festival and it marks the beginning of it. Dhanteras is celebrated on 13th lunar day of the Krishna Paksha. On this day people buy a lot of expensive jewellery and gold and even stocks. This day is considered very important for wealth and people religiously worship Ganesha and Lakshmi on this day.
This is the second day of the five-day series. Chaturdasi is the day before Diwali and it is the 14th day of the waxing phase of the moon. The next day is Amavasya, on which Diwali is celebrated. This day is also of great significance to Bengalis.
Diwali is celebrated on the third day. Today Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped and firecrackers are burst and diyas are lit. Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness and victory of good over evil. This is the most important holiday in India and it is the biggest festival in India also.
The fourth day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja in the northern states of India. Also,different kinds of other festivals are also celebrated on this day.
The last day is celebrated as Bhai Dooj or Bhai Phota. On this day brothers visit their sisters and the sisters prepare delicious meals and sweets to honour their brothers and put a Phota on their forehead and wish them a happy, long and successful life.