Diwali or Deepavali is the most celebrated festival in India. In 2014, Diwali date is October 23. Diwali festival is a five-day celebration which begins with Dhanteras (Dhan Trayodasi).
The second day of Diwali is Narak Chaturdasi (Roop Chaudas / Kali Chaudas). Third day of the festival is main Diwali (Deepavali).
Bali Pratipada (Govardhan Puja) and Yama Dwitiya (Bhai Dooj) are the fourth and fifth day of Diwali celebrations respectively.
20 October 2014 – Vagh Baras / Vasu Baras / Govatsa Dwadasi
21 October 2014 – Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja (Dhanvantari Jayanti)
22 October 2014 – Kali Chaudas / Narak Chaturdashi
23 October 2014 – Narak Chaturdashi in some places, Lakshmi Pujan, Amavasya. Diwali
24 October 2014 – Deepavali Padwa, Bali Pratipada, Abhyanga Snan, Annakut, Kali Puja, Gujarati New Year begins (Vikram Samvat 2070 starts)
25 October 2014 – Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya
Diwali is one of the extremely celebrated Indian festivals throughout the world. Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Deepawali, is also called as Festival of lights. Historical accounts explain that the festival removes the darkness and brings back the light in human life.