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When is Navaratri in 2014, 2015, 2016?

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When is Navaratri in 2014, 2015, 2016?

Gujarati garba dance for Navaratri.

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Question: When is Navaratri in 2014, 2015, 2016?
Answer: Navaratri usually happens in late September/early October each year. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar. It's usually a nine night festival that ends with Dussehra, the victory of good over evil, on the tenth day. However, some years it's reduced to eight nights or extended to 10 nights. This is because, astrologically, some of the days occur on the same date or occur across two dates.
  • In 2014, Navaratri dates are September 25-October 3. More information.
  • In 2015, Navaratri dates are October 13-22. (Navaratri extends for 10 nights, as the first day Pratipada falls across both days one and two).
  • In 2016, Navaratri dates are October 1-10. (Navaratri extends for 10 nights, as the first day Pratipada falls across both days one and two).

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