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New York City Makes Diwali a School Holiday, Recognizing City's Diversity

Diwali a School Holiday (symbolic picture)
Diwali a School Holiday (symbolic picture)

 

New York (June 27,2023) : New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Monday that Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, will be a school holiday starting in the 2023-2024 school year. The decision was met with praise from community leaders, who said that it is a sign of the city's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Diwali is a major cultural and religious holiday for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. It is celebrated every year in October or November, and it marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

The decision to make Diwali a school holiday in New York City is a significant step forward for the city's Hindu community. It is a sign that the city is becoming more inclusive and that it is recognizing the importance of all of its cultures. "This is a great day for our city," said Mayor Adams. "Diwali is a beautiful and important holiday, and I am proud that we are now recognizing it as a school holiday. This is a sign of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it is a way to show our appreciation for the many cultures that make up New York City."

The holiday will be a day off for students in New York City public schools starting in the 2023-2024 school year. It will be celebrated on Sunday, November 12, 2023. The announcement of Diwali as a school holiday in New York City is a welcome sign for the city's Hindu community. It is a sign that the city is becoming more inclusive and that it is recognizing the importance of all of its cultures.


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