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Tuesday, September 26 2017 @ 02:05 PM AST

When is Divali 2013 in Trinidad and Tobago?

Divali 2013 in Trinidad and Tobago is Saturday, November 2. In other parts of the world it is on Sunday, November 3, but not in Trinidad, or Tobago, and it is unclear why. Arguably, other countries celebrate Diwali and Deepavali, and though the dates usually coincide, this year, there will be no such coincidence.

When a holiday falls on a Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago, citizens are usually given the Monday off. However, on this particular Monday, November 4, residents of St Joseph will go to the polls to elect a new Member of Parliament to represent them. It is not clear if this has anything to do with the declaration by the government that Divali is November 2. The government has reportedly been advised by the Sat Maharaj-run Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha.

Photo by Piyush's Space, Flickr

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