When Is Diwali In 2017 ?
Diwali is celebrated in North-India in all other states and by the majority of Indians living abroad (PIO) in countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Australia and others. Diwali is on the 15th day of the month Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar - a Lunisolar calendar which is based on the positions of moon & sun - calculated for the location of Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) in India. It falls on Amavasya (Ammavaasa), the new moon night, that ends the month of Ashwina (Ashvin/Aasho/Aswayuja) and begins the month of Kartika. The 5 day festival begins on the 13th day in the dark half of Ashwin and ends on the 2nd day in the bright half of Kartika. As the calculation is primarily based on the moon, the day of Diwali Festival varies in the Gregorian Calendar between the 17th October and 15th November every year.