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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th District of Illinois)

November 12, 2020

Press Release


SCHAUMBURG – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali. Diwali is celebrated across the world and in the United States by the more than 3 million Americans of Indian descent, including by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. This year, it is commemorated on Saturday, November 14th. 


“I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution in recognition of the tremendous religious, cultural, and historical significance of Diwali for those of Indian descent,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “For Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, the festival of Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, and in this time of challenge and uncertainty in the United States and across the world, this commemoration is as important as ever.  I wish all who celebrate a safe and happy Diwali.”



Click the image above to watch Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s Diwali message