Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2018 date is November 7. 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 2018 are – Dhanteras is on November 5, Narak Chaturdashi is on November 6, Diwali Lakshmi Puja is on November 7, Govardhan Puja (Annakut Puja) is on November 8 and Bhai Dhooj on November 9.
Detailed Calendar of Diwali 2018
5 November 2018 – Dhanteras / Dhan Trayodashi Lakshmi Puja:
6 November 2018 – Narak Chaturdashi / Kali Choudash / Roop Chaudas
7 November 2018 – Diwali, Lakshmi Puja
8 November 2018 – Bali Pratipada / Kartik Sud 1 Gujarati New Year / Bali Pujan
9 November 2018 – 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 date in Other Countries
Diwali 2018 date in Singapore – 7 November
Diwali 2018 date in Malaysia – 7 November
Diwali 2018 date in USA – 6 November
Diwali 2018 date in Canada – 6 November
Diwali 2018 date in Guayana, Trinidad – 6 November
Diwali 2018 in UK – 7 November
Diwali 2018 in Australia – 7 November
Diwali 2018 date in New Zealand – 7 November
Diwali 2018 date in Fiji Islands – 7 November