Divali Public Holiday On November 4th

Divali 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday November 4th.

In a press release, President Paula-Mae Weekes made the declaration in accordance with the Public Holidays and Festivals Act. Divali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, held in the period October to November.

It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. In Trinidad, it is celebrated with clay oil lamps or deyas which are lit to symbolise the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

It is a favourite among citizens that transcends religion, heritage, and ethnicity.

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