Diwali 2011 will fall on 26th October.
Dhanteras 2011 Date: 24th October 2011
Narak Chaturdashi 2011 Date: 25th October 2011
Main Diwali 2011 Date: 26th October 2011
New Year 2011 Date: 27th October 2011
Bhai Dooj 2011 Date: 28th October 2011
According to Hindu reckoning, the date of Diwali falls on 15th day of the dark fortnight in the auspicious Hindu month of Kartik or the month of October/November in English calendar. This Diwali day falls on the amavasya or the no moon day. Diwali date comes 20 days after the popular festival of Dussehra or Vijaya Dashmi. Diwali is a five-day long festival, each day being significant in its own terms.The celebrations commence on Aswayuja Bahula Chaturdashi and culminate on Kartika Shudha Vijaya.Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations.