October is filled with various activities, which means vacations in schools and colleges. One of the most significant holidays in the Hindu religion is Diwali, the festival of lights.

Diwa is just around the corner and various states of the country have announced the cancellation of the festival. This year, Diva will fall on October 24, that is, Monday. Educational institutions, as a rule, announce vacations lasting three to four days.

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Telangana

The Telangana government has now announced that this year’s Diwali celebration will be on Monday, October 24, instead of the originally scheduled date of October 25, Tuesday. This means educational institutions across the state will also observe Deepavali on Monday and remain closed. Students and parents received requests to change the weekend to the government. With the change of holiday to Monday, Sunday and Monday will be two consecutive days off for students.

Tamil Nadu

Like last year, this time parents and students have demanded that all schools/colleges across Tamil Nadu be closed on Tuesday, the day after Diwali, and also on Monday. People travel to their native places to celebrate this festival and since Saturday, Sunday and Monday are three consecutive holidays, the number of people traveling to their native places is expected to increase this year. However, since the day after Diwali is a working day, it would be difficult for people to return from their native places. Hence, the Tamil Nadu government has also declared a holiday on October 25.

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West Bengal

Under the NI Act (Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881), civil servants will get a total of 18 holidays this year. While they got 11 consecutive days off during Durga Puja, no holiday was fixed for Diwali. However, students from West Bengal will get a holiday for Kali Puja, which falls on the same day as Diwali. So students will have a long weekend from Saturday to Monday to celebrate.

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