Next Dussehra holiday is on

12th October 2024, Saturday

What is Dussehra?


The Dussehra festival that marks the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana is also known as Vijayadashami, Dashain or Dasara. Rama killed Ravana on that day. Dussehra, festival celebrated on the tenth day, marks the end of the nine days of Navratri.

During this festival, people decorate the entrances of houses and shops with flower studded strings called "Torans", which means “Floral Gateways ".

At night, the effigies of Meghanad, Kumbhakaran and Ravana are stuffed with firecrackers and set alight.

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When is Dussehra?

How long until Dussehra?
Next Dussehra takes place in 92 Days.
Dates of Dussehra
2030 Sunday6th Oct
2029 Tuesday16th Oct
2028 Wednesday27th Sep
2027 Saturday9th Oct
2026 Tuesday20th Oct
2025 Thursday2nd Oct
2024 Saturday12th Oct
2023 Tuesday24th Oct
2022 Wednesday5th Oct
2021 Friday15th Oct
2020 Sunday25th Oct
2019 Tuesday8th Oct
2018 Friday19th Oct
2017 Saturday30th Sep
2016 Tuesday11th Oct
2015 Thursday22nd Oct
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