Diwali 2018 | Deepavali 2018

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, […]

Diwali 2014 Time in UK, Germany, Spain | Europe countries

Diwali Lakshmi Puja 2014 on 23 October in England and Scotland (UK), Germany, Spain timings are given here. The muhurat of Pradosh kaala Lakshmi Puja is given for all the major cities of Europe. The puja timings are given here for UK – London, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool & Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), Moscow (Russia), etc.. […]

Hindus worldwide back demand for Diwali as public holiday in UK

World Hindus have supported the demand for Diwali as a public/bank holiday in United Kingdom (UK). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with UK Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public/bank holidays […]

Hindus ask Diwali holiday in Harrow schools in England

Hindus want all schools in Harrow area of England (United Kingdom) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging Harrow schools to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate […]

UK Diwali Puja Timings – 19 October 2017

Here are Diwali Puja Timings 2017 in UK, United Kingdom. In 2017, Diwali festival date in UK is October 19. Lakshmi Puja and Kubera Puja are the meritorious rituals to perform on Diwali festival day. Hindu communities in UK celebrate Diwali in grand manner. Some clubs and other organizations organize public events during Deepavali festival. […]

Diwali celebrated at Heathrow-Birmingham airports with Bhangra, dhol

Travel retailer World Duty Free (WDF) Group reportedly celebrated Hindu festival of Diwali at key United Kingdom airports complete with Bhangra dancers and singers and dholis (dhol drum players). Dressed in traditional folk clothing, these performers energized Heathrow and Birmingham international airports throughout the afternoon and evening, while the WDF’s video screens featured Diwali messages […]

Diwali lights switched on in Leicester in UK

Diwali lights for 2011 were switched on Belgrave Road in Leicester (United Kingdom) on October 16 and tens of thousands of people reportedly watched. Said to be the largest Diwali celebrations outside India, activities on Golden Mile included songs, music, dancing, laser display and fireworks. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby attended and commented on Diwali and […]

Diwali 2010 celebrations in Wembley Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir of UK

Wembley Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir in UK hosted the biggest Diwali celebrations in the country. Over 60,000 people participated in Diwali 2010 celebrations in Wembley at the weekend on 30 October 2010. The celebrations began at the newly constructed Hindu temple, Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, in the morning on 30th October with more than 10 […]