Home » Life style » US Law Maker Grace Meng Introduces Bill To Make Hindu Festival Of Diwali Federal Holiday
Grace Meng Introduces Bill To Make Hindu Festival Of Diwali Federal Holiday

US Law Maker Grace Meng Introduces Bill To Make Hindu Festival Of Diwali Federal Holiday

Following an effort to make Diwali a federal holiday in the US, lawmaker Grace Meng on Friday introduced a bill on the same in congress.

“Today I was proud to announce the introduction of the #Diwali 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,” Meng tweeted on Saturday.

Meanwhile the bill cited as Diwali Day Act would designate Diwali as the 12th official federal holiday in the US.

After introducing the bill in the House of Representatives, Grace Meng said on a virtual conference,
“ Diwali is one of the most important days of the year for billions of people across the globe and for countless families and communities in Queens, New York and the United States.”

She further made efforts to make Diwali a school holiday in New York City, her home town . The US representative continues to advocate for state and local recognition of Diwali, Lunar New Year and Eid.

In April, the US state of Pennsylvania declared as a state holiday.

The state House passed a bill recognizing the Hindu festival as an official holiday. Two senators from Pennsylvania, Greg Rothman and Nikki Saval introduced the bill to recognize Diwali as a state holiday in February of this year. More than 600,000 Asian Americans call Pennsylvania home with Indian Americans constituting the biggest sub group according to India American Impact.

Every year almost 200,000 celebrate Diwali in Splendor.

Check also;

This is not a Paywall, but Newslex Point's journalism consumes a lot of time, hard-work and money. That's why we're kindly requesting you to support us in anyway they can, for as little as $1 or more, you can support us .

Please use the button below to contribute to Newslex Point, Inc. using a credit card or via PayPal.

Donate Button with Credit Cards




About lukwago J

Posted by LUKWAGO. J: He's a writer, editor, blogger, affiliate and a web developer, he loves thinking creatively and finding new ways to implement different programming ideas.

Check Also

Court Ups Sentence For Witch Doctor Convicted Of Ritual Sacrifice Murders

Court Orders Slay Queen To Pay Boyfriend Sh14m

A court in Kampala has ordered a commercial bank employee to pay over shillings 14 ...