US Diwali Holiday: US MP Grace Meng introduced a bill in the US Congress to declare Diwali as a holiday. Meng tweeted on Saturday (May 27) that I am proud to announce the beginning of the Diwali holiday, my bill that would make Diwali a federal holiday. Thank you to all my government colleagues and the many advocates who expressed their support.
Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It is one of the most important festivals in India. The Diwali Day Act would make Diwali the 12th federally recognized holiday in America. Diwali is considered one of the most important days of the year for billions of people around the world and countless families and communities in Queens, said US Congresswoman Grace Meng during a news conference in the US shortly after the bill was introduced in the House of Representatives. . is.
Holiday on Diwali in the State of Pennsylvania
Diwali is celebrated with pomp in the entire US country including New York. Recently, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill to recognize Diwali as an official holiday. Nikil Sawal, a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, made the announcement in a tweet. Writing on the official Twitter handle, Nikil Saval expressed his gratitude for giving Greg Rothman the opportunity to participate in the introduction of the bill.
Today, I was proud to announce the introduction of the Day Act, my bill that would make Diwali a federal holiday. Thank you to all my government colleagues and the many advocates who joined me to express their support.
— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) May 26, 2023
Next month on 22nd June the PM of India Narendra Modi also has to visit America, so it is considered right to declare Diwali as a government holiday.
Good news for Indians
Declaration of Diwali as a government holiday in America will benefit millions of people of Indian origin living there. Indians present in America will be able to celebrate the festival of Diwali well with their family and friends. Please tell that more than 20 lakh Hindus live in America and the total number of people of Indian origin there is more than 30 lakh.
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