Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi co-sponsors legislation recognizing Diwali as a national holiday
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi recently co-sponsored historic legislation to recognize Diwali as a national holiday. “On this holiday of Diwali, we should say, be the light you wish to see in the world. Be the light in your community that is needed to dispel the darkness. Be the light in this community that brings hope to the hopeless.”
According to the resolution, Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a “time for thanksgiving and prayer for health, knowledge and peace.” The festival is observed annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others throughout the United States, including those in the Indian-American community.