Diwali Calendar 2016 with Date
India is the country of festivals and here you are able to find several of reasons to celebrate different occasions. Among these festivals, Diwali is one major festival that is celebrated approximately all over India. The rituals for this festival of lights begin well in advance before five days. Therefore, Diwali is the five days festival. From few days before the arrival of Diwali people starts their preparation. For that they required to have a Diwali calendar. We hereby provide you with Diwali Calendar 2016 with dates of festival before and after the main day of Diwali also known as Lakshmi Puja. Diwali calendar will help you to plan your activities for these five days huge joyful event. Check out below mentioned dates for this year Diwali 2016. We had also mentioned about when is Diwali 2016 and detail description of its five days in our earlier post.
Five days of Diwali 2016 with Calendar Dates:
Diwali is the Five days festival of lights. Every year Diwali is held on Amawasya of Kartik Month and in the year 2016 Diwali is on 30th of October .
Five Days of Diwali Calendar Dates
Dhanteras 28th october 2016
Naraka Chaturdashi 29th october 2016
Diwali/ Lakshmi Puja 30th october 2016
Bali Pratipada/New Year 31th october 2016
Bhai Dooj 1st November 2016
Every religion has their beliefs due to which it is celebrated. Like in Hindus, Diwali is celebrated because on this day Lord Shri Ram with Brother Lord Shri Laxman and Goddess Sita (Janki) came back to their home after 14 years of exile. To welcome Lord Shri Ram, Shri Laxman and Mata Janki people lights diya in the whole Ayodhya. For this reason people celebrates that day as a festival of Diwali and afterwards every year it is celebrated as Diwali. On the same day “Mahaveer” God of Jain is went to Moksh due to which they use to celebrate Diwali. Every year Diwali is held on Amawasya of Kartik Month and in the year 2016 Diwali is on 30th October.
As per the Hindu calendar this year Diwali 2016 is coming on the 30th of October where is last year it was on 11th November. It is because Hindu calendar is based on the Lunar cycle and it use to follow the movement of moon. For this day lots of preparation started by everyone before a month that includes cleaning of houses and its whitewash, after that decoration and much more. Also people use to bring new clothes for themselves and many other things. There are several of things that one use to do on Diwali as it is believed as one of the best days of the year therefore, people use to start many new works on this day. Apart from that when talking about celebration then also people use to celebrate in different way.
On the occasion of Diwali this year on 30th October 2016, you will find that everywhere earthen pots or lamps or candles are enlightened. Girls use to make Rangoli designs and patterns, then after worship of Goddess Lakshmi. People wear new clothes and use to meet and greet friends, relatives and dear one’s on the New Year Day. They burn Crackers and distribute sweets along with this they use to play some sort of games too. Not only elders but this festival is having great importance in children’s too as they get new dresses to wear and lots of gifts. They also use to burn different sort of crackers that are available in a market with great variety. These are categorized as a sound bomb or lightening bombs and some other fireworks. So as per the age group one will notice different types of crackers used on 30th October 2016.
Well, our article on Diwali Calendar 2016 with dates guides you for planning your schedule and in celebrating five days of Diwali. You can get best ideas on decorations for Diwali 2016 from our previous post. So, have fun and celebrate safe & Happy Diwali this year.