CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has declared November 5 as a local holiday
for schools, colleges and government offices following the demand from teacher associations and government employees’ associations.
The associations have demanded a local holiday on November 5 to enable them to travel to their natives to celebrate Diwali with their families. Diwali is on November 4.
To compensate the local holiday, the government offices, schools and colleges will function on November 20,” public secretary D Jagannathan said in an order issued on October 30.