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Diwali 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Fiji

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is much celebrated in Fiji, a land where around half of the population is of Indian descent. In fact, Diwali is a national holiday here, and even non-Hindus often celebrate it.

YearDateDayHoliday
20241 NovFriDiwali
202521 OctTueDiwali
20268 NovSunDiwali
9 NovMonDiwali Holiday
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In India, Diwali is celebrated differently in different parts of the country, and people in Fiji hail from various states of India. But the celebrations here have been blended into one, with a South Pacific twist.

Homes and businesses are lit up at night, fireworks fill the sky, people feast profusely on traditional dishes and sweets, and many exchange gifts. In the days leading up to Diwali, some meticulously fast from meats, and in Hindu homes,  “puja” ritual prayers are made to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity.

Many also go out shopping for new clothes, electronic gadgets, or anything else with an aura of “newness” to it.

Diwali is a very festive time in Fiji, and it’s one of the most prominent holidays of the year.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202312 NovSunDiwali
13 NovMonDiwali Holiday
202225 OctTueDiwali