Diwali

HINDUS SEEK DIWALI HOLIDAY IN ALL CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

East County News Service

January 3, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Hindus are urging all 1,025 public school districts of California to declare official holiday on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals. They are also urging California’s all 1,222 charter schools, all about 3,170 private schools and all independent schools also to adopt Diwali as an official holiday on their 2017-2018 school year calendars.

Diwali, the festival of lights, aims at dispelling the darkness and lighting up lives, symbolizing victory of good over evil. Besides Hindus; Sikhs,Jains and some Buddhists also celebrate Diwali, which falls on October 19 in 2017.