Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2016 date or Deepavali 2016 date is October 30. This five-day festival is celebrated throughout India on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month.
According to North Indian calendars, it falls on Kartik Amavasya (Kartik Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Shukla Dwitiya) whereas in Amavasyant calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars) it is on Ashwin Amavasya (Ashwin Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Shukla Dwitiya).
Other festivals dates of Diwali 2016 are – Dhanteras is on October 28, Diwali Lakshmi Puja is on October 30, Govardhan Puja (Annakut Puja) is on October 31 and Bhai Dhooj on November 1.
Detailed Calendar of Diwali 2016
28 October 2016: Dhanteras / Dhan Trayodashi Lakshmi Puja:
29 October 2016: Narak Chaturdashi / Kali Choudash / Roop Chaudas
30 October 2016: Diwali, Lakshmi Puja
31 October 2016: Bali Pratipada / Kartik Sud 1 Gujarati New Year / Bali Pujan
1 November 2016: Bhaidooj / Bhau Beej / Bhai Phonta / Bhatru Dwitiya
Here is the detailed list of Shubh Muhurats for Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja, Shubh labh Pujan, Chopda Pujan, Sharda Pujan, etc..
Diwali 2016 date in USA: 30 October
Diwali 2016 in UK: 30 October
Diwali 2016 in Australia: 30 October
Diwali 2016 date in New Zealand: 30 October