Diwali Festival of Lights

by | Oct 15, 2017

We are fast approaching the Diwali (or Deepavali) festival season, which will mean a public holiday in some global locations during the next week.

Diwali is otherwise known as the festival of lights, and is celebrated every year by the Hindu religion with a holiday in India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal and Singapore, amongst others.

The festival signifies the victory of light over dark, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. Traditionally, houses, buildings, streets and temples are decorated with millions of lights during the celebration.

 

The date of the holiday varies considerably from region to region, which is demonstrated by the Indian dates below:

India – Diwali Public Holiday Dates by Region 2017

Wednesday 18th October: Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata

Thursday 19th October: Hyderabad, Mumbai, Gandhidham, Delhi.

**Friday 19th October Gandhidham also closed for Gujarati New Year 

 

Should you require any further information regarding the above, or want to find out more about how Customs Insights can benefit your supply chain, then please call 01304 211652 or email enquiries@customsinsights.co.uk.

Follow Us:

Consultancy Services

Ensure compliance, resolve difficulties, manage efficiencies and reduce duty.

CFSP Bureau Services

Customs Freight Simplified Procedures, a simplified electronic paperless gateway.

Specialist Customs Regimes

Compliance and assistance for the many specialist Customs regimes.

More News…..

HMRC Update Simplified Customs Procedures

HMRC have now announced further details of the simplified customs procedures that will be effective should the UK leave the EU without a deal.The Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), which were originally announced early in February, should make the customs...

Rotterdam Prepare Despite Extension

Despite yesterday’s news that Prime Minister May has agreed two options to extend the Brexit deadline, the Port of Rotterdam is still preparing for the UK to leave on March 29th.Mark Dijk, the manager of Europe’s largest port, reportedly told BBC news that while he...

Tariff Announced For No Deal

Following yesterday’s vote to reject Prime Minister May’s Brexit proposal, the government has confirmed that most imports into the UK will not be subject to a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.It was confirmed that a temporary scheme would mean that around  87%...

Share This
%d bloggers like this: