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New York officially announced Diwali a recognized school holiday

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has officially declared Diwali a recognized holiday in the city. This declaration acknowledges the significance of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and other communities around the world.

The recognition of Diwali as a holiday in New York City reflects the city’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect for all religious and cultural traditions. It provides an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate their heritage, and share the joy of Diwali with fellow New Yorkers.

The declaration highlights the importance of embracing multiculturalism and fostering a sense of belonging for all residents of New York City.