Deepavali is on Sunday 3rd November in 2013. Deepavali is a five day festival. Deepavali starts with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. Dhanteras celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar Which Occurs in Ashwin Month. Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika Masam, according to the Hindu calendar. Diwali falls between October and November. Diwali usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. Diwali also known as Deepavali is a celebration of festival of lights. Deepavali is celebrated by all people across the Country especially Hindus. Deepavali is a Festival Of bringing light over the Darkness. Lord Rama return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana so the winning of good over the bad. Deepavali Started Firstly in Lord Rama Period. Krishna's wife Satyabhama killed the evil demon Narakasur so, the people Celebrated as Naraka Chaturdi during the Dwapara yuga. Narak Chaturdi celebrated one day before Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi Devi is worshiped on Diwali. Deepavali is a combination of two names, Deepa which means lamp and Awali, which means row or line. So the Deepavali means a row of lights.
1 November Friday, Trayodashi 2013 : Dhanteras, Dhantrayodashi, Dhanvantari Triodasi
2 November Saturday, Chaturdashi 2013 : Narak Chaturdi, Bengal Kali Puja, Roop Chaudas, Kali Chaudas
3 November Sunday, Amavasya 2013 : Diwali, Deepavali, Lakshmi Puja, Bali Pratipada, Abhyanga Snan, Annakut, Kali Puja
4 November Monday, Pratipada 2013 : Govardhan Puja, Bali Pratipada, Gujarat New Year
5 November Tuesday, Dwitiya 2013 : Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya.