In 2016, the Government of Ontario proclaimed November as Hindu Heritage Month in recognition of the important contributions that the Hindu community has made to Canadian society. Hindu-Canadians have made significant contributions to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Their outstanding achievements are recognized across all fields: science, education, medicine, law, politics, business, culture and sports.

Hindu Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Hindu-Canadians and the important role that they have and continue to play in communities across Canada. Throughout November, we invite you to learn more about the fascinating heritage of Hindu-Canadians. Together, let’s celebrate the people that make our communities so unique!  

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Diwali: November 4, 2021

Diwali is the biggest of all celebratory festivals that members of the Hindu community celebrate – falling in either October or November, depending on the cycle of the moon. This year, Diwali falls on November 4, 2021.  

Quick Facts About Diwali:

  • Diwali is one of the most important religious celebrations in Hinduism.
  • Diwali is a celebration of light over darkness and goodness over evil.
  • Hindus all over the world spend up to five days in rituals and gatherings in celebration of hope and righteousness in the world.