Hindus want to make Diwali a public holiday

Diwali, also known as the festival of light, will be celebrated by Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities on November 14 this year.

Hindus are seeking to make Diwali a public holiday in New Zealand, starting 2022.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, said that it was not fair with New Zealand Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other religious days.

What is Diwali?

Diwali is an ancient festival, also called the festival of lights.

The lighting of lamps symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and the renewal of life.

As well as lighting candles or lamps, families share food, create powder art called Rangoli, and make trips to the temple.

Henna, a dark paste that dyes the skin, is also be applied as part of the festivities.

Some temples may put on fireworks displays for their local community, to mark the occasion.

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Sanvi Parmar
Sanvi Parmar
1 month ago

I Agree

weirdmanbob
weirdmanbob
1 month ago

ok i never knew about this holiday

Last edited 1 month ago by weirdmanbob
Ocean
Ocean
1 month ago

A Dawali Holiday.Really.What is it?I still dont understand

ANonymous
ANonymous
1 month ago

Some people will be racist

ME!
ME!
1 month ago

oh please make it a public holiday / day off

kat
kat
1 month ago

i dissagree i dont think it should be a public holiday its should be optional for people. 🙂 no offence to anyone please

JAWSH-685
JAWSH-685
1 month ago

yeah

Sapapalii
Sapapalii
1 month ago

Agree day off from school

Yeah.

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