Divali will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4 this year. The holiday was officially declared by President Paula Mae Weekes in the Public Holidays and Festivals Act.Oct 7, 2021
What is Diwali in Trinidad?
Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most anticipated events in Trinidad. Although it is a Hindu festival, in the island’s multicultural and multi-religious society it is a national holiday observed by people of all denominations.
At dusk, families and friends join together in the tradition of lighting diyas around the home, in yards, open spaces, staircases and on bamboo stalks bent into innovative shapes and fantastic designs.
The Muslim festival of Eid–ul–Fitr and the Hindu Festival of Divali are observed as public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. Divali is usually celebrated in October or November of each year. When a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday immediately following.
Diwali , also spelled Divali , one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, lasting for five days from the 13th day of the dark half of the lunar month Ashvina to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Karttika.
Origins. The Hosay (derived from Husayn or Hussein) celebration is a Caribbean manifestation of the Shia Muslim Remembrance of Muharram in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica (where is it spelled Hussay). The name Hosay comes from “Husayn” who was assassinated by Yazid in Karbala.
Diwali (also: Deepawali) is one of India’s biggest festivals. The word ‘Deepawali’ means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with Diyas (small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay).
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Simple Diwali wishes “Happy Diwali and a wonderful new year!” “Wishing you a bright and happy Diwali !” “Prayers for love and light to you and your family!” “From our family to yours, wishes for love, peace and prosperity!” “May hope and happiness shine on you.” “May Diwali find you surrounded by happiness and love.”
Diwali is the most important Hindu holiday celebrated each year in India and around the world by Hindus , Sikhs and Jains. Diwali is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians.
Shopping and exchanging gifts are a big part of the celebration with new clothes, jewelry, sweets, diyas (traditional oil lamps), and firecrackers topping the list of gifts given. The significance in giving gifts is simple: To show love and honor to those you hold dear.
Halloween is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday , October 31, 2021 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in the United States.