Urge NYC Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council to Declare Diwali as a Public Holiday
CoHNA, in partnership with the Federation of Hindu Mandirs and USA Pandits Parishad, urges you to sign the respective petition below and join us in our efforts to recognize Diwali as a school holiday in New York City. The most diverse city in the world does not have Diwali as a holiday, thus making it difficult for the hundreds of thousands of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs to celebrate this important religious and cultural holiday with full enthusiasm and festivities. New York City has school holidays for other major religions as well as ethnic communities. It is time to recognize the importance of Diwali for New Yorkers by making this a school holiday following several years of demands by our communities.