HinduPACT welcomes move to recognize Diwali as Federal Holiday

Last Wednesday, the Deepavali Day Act was introduced in an historic event on Capitol Hill.

“Today’s introduction of landmark legislation to recognize Diwali as a Federal holiday is a long-overdue step in the right direction,” said HinduPACT Executive Director Utsav Chakrabarti. “Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)’s intention to make Diwali the 12th federal holiday recognized by the United States, is an important motion in recognition of one of America’s largest-growing demographics.”

HinduPACT also thanked President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and House Minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarty (R-CA) for their warm greetings during these auspicious times.

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