Diwali 2018 | Deepavali 2018

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2018 date is November 7. This five-day festival is celebrated throughout India on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month. According to North Indian calendars, it falls on Kartik Amavasya (Kartik Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Shukla Dwitiya) whereas in Amavasyant calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, […]

Schools to stay closed in 7 districts of New York state on Diwali day

Seven school districts in New York state will reportedly stay closed on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; while another one has announced “student recess” on November seven. Schools in East Meadow School District (Westbury), East Williston Union Free School District (Old Westbury), Half Hollow Hills Central School District (Dix Hills), […]

Holiday for students in 13 school districts of New Jersey on Diwali day

Twelve school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; while one will close on November six for Diwali. There will be no classes for students in Chesterfield Township School District, Clifton Public Schools, Glen Rock Public Schools, Jersey City Public Schools, […]

Many US school districts closing on November 7, the day of Hindu festival Diwali

There will reportedly be no classes for students on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali; in many school districts in the states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. Some school-districts/school in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois have announced early-release-day/early-dismissal/abbreviated-schedule/single-session-day/half-day on November seven, reports suggest. […]

New York’s East Williston School District closes schools on Diwali

Welcoming East Williston Union Free School District (EWUFSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New York State to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on […]

Hindus laud Jericho for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New York schools on Diwali

Welcoming Jericho School District (JSD) in New York declaring holiday on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New York State to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on Diwali in New […]

Diwali holiday at New Jersey’s Bernards School District starting 2021

Hindus, who have been pushing for Diwali holiday at Bernards Township School District (BTSD) in New Jersey, have welcomed the announcement of holiday on Diwali, the most popular of Hindu festivals, starting 2021. Nick Markarian, BTSD Superintendent, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, wrote: The Board directed that the district’s calendar policy […]

Hindus laud Chesterfield for Diwali holiday & ask closing all New Jersey schools on Diwali

Welcoming Chesterfield Township School District (CTSD) in New Jersey reportedly declaring school closure on November seven for Diwali, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New Jersey to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that holiday on Diwali […]

Hindus push for Diwali holiday in New Jersey’s Bernards School District

Hindus are urging Bernards Township School District (BTSD) in New Jersey to proclaim official holiday on Diwali, most popular of Hindu festivals. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Diwali holiday in BTSD would be a step in the positive direction in view of presence of a substantial number […]

Hindus push for Diwali holiday in Texas’ Frisco School District

Hindus are urging Frisco Independent School District (FISD), 30 miles north of Dallas with 23.84% students Asian, to proclaim official holiday on Diwali, most popular of Hindu festivals. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Diwali holiday in FISD would be a step in the positive direction in view […]

Lauding Edison for Diwali holiday, Hindus want all New Jersey schools close on Diwali

Welcoming Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) in New Jersey declaring Diwali holiday for students, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in New Jersey to close on their most popular festival Diwali. ETPS Board of Education, in the Public Board Meeting of February 26, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, […]

Hindus to push for Diwali holiday as Maryland’s Montgomery Schools launches calendar survey

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS); headquartered in Rockville, Maryland; is launching a survey to develop 2019-2020 school year academic calendar, and Diwali is included in possible holidays listed. Although the participation in survey is voluntary, yet distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging all the current Hindu MCPS students and their parents and staff members […]

Hindus urge all Pennsylvania schools to close on Diwali, after Council Rock okays Diwali holiday

Welcoming Council Rock School District (CRSD) for declaring holiday on November seven, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Pennsylvania to close on this day, when their most popular festival Diwali falls this year. Board of Directors of CRSD, headquartered in Newtown (Pennsylvania), in their meeting on February 15, unanimously approved […]

Hindus welcome New York’s Port Washington School District looking into Diwali holiday

Hindus have welcomed Port Washington Union Free School District (PWUFSD) in New York State for reportedly looking into adding Diwali, the most popular Hindu festival, as a holiday. In a recent meeting of PWUFSD Board of Education, Diwali holiday was reportedly discussed and it was stated that efforts were being made in this direction and […]

Hindus urge all Texas cities to produce Diwali events like City of San Antonio

Hindus are urging all Texas cities to celebrate most popular Hindu festival Diwali like the City of San Antonio, which is producing Diwali event on November four, claimed to be the “largest City-sanctioned Diwali in the nation”. This free six-hour long event in downtown San Antonio will reportedly include releasing 2,000 floating lamps, parade, dance […]

Hindus welcome Diwali holiday in New Jersey’s Millburn Schools draft calendar

Hindus have welcomed the reports of closing Millburn Township Public Schools (MTPS) in New Jersey on November seven in the Draft Calendar 2018-2019, the day on which most popular Hindu festival Diwali falls next year. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged the MTPS Board of Education to unanimously approve […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Washington schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Washington State to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Many public school districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already reportedly declared day-off for students on October 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]