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What date is Diwali this year?

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Diwali is observed on Oct. 23, 2014, on Nov. 11, 2015, and on Oct. 30, 2016 in the United States. These dates correspond to the 15th day of the month of Kartika in the Hindu calendar.

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Diwali is an autumn festival which is widely celebrated in India and celebrated among some communities in the United States. While the date of Diwali does not change on the Hindu calendar, the shifting dates on the western calendar are due to the Hindu calendar being tied to the phases of the moon. Diwali is a five-day festival, with the main celebrations occurring on the third day.

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