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When is Dussehra 2024?

Dussehra 2024 is on Saturday 12th Oct, 2024 (12/10/2024) in 988 days

What is Dussehra?

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.

Dates for Dussehra from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Dussehra is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Dussehra 2024SaturdayOct 12th in 988 days
Dussehra 2023TuesdayOct 24th in 634 days
Dussehra 2022WednesdayOct 5th in 250 days
Dussehra 2021FridayOct 15th 104 days ago
Dussehra 2020SundayOct 25th 459 days ago
Dussehra 2019TuesdayOct 8th 842 days ago
Dussehra 2018FridayOct 19th 1196 days ago
Dussehra 2017SaturdaySep 30th 1580 days ago
Dussehra 2016TuesdayOct 11th 1934 days ago
Dussehra 2015ThursdayOct 22nd 2289 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateOct 12, 2024
When? Starts in 988 days
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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