Diwali start date: When is Diwali 2019? How long does Diwali last?


What happens on each day of Diwali?

The first day: October 27, 2019

– The first day of Diwali, Dhanteras, is dedicated to prosperity.

The Goddess Lakshmi is believed to have emerged from the churning ocean on the day with a special ritual and will see most people buy gold and gamble.

The second day: October 28

– The second day of Diwali is Naraka Chaturdasi and commemorates when Lord Krishna and the Goddess Kali destroyed the demon Narakasura.

People will burn demon effigies in celebration.


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