Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Pennsylvania schools

Like Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) headquartered in Kennett Square in Pennsylvania, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Pennsylvania to close on October 19, the day of their most popular festival Diwali this year. Besides UCFSD in Pennsylvania, many public school districts in New York and New Jersey have already […]

Hindus plead for Diwali holiday in all Missouri schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Missouri 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, in […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Tennessee schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Tennessee 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, in […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Texas schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Texas 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, in […]

Hindu seek Diwali holiday in all Virginia schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Virginia 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, in […]

Pennsylvania’s Unionville Chadds Ford schools to close for Diwali

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) headquartered in Kennett Square in Pennsylvania, on its School Calendar for 2017-2018; thus closing schools on October 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing it as a step in […]

3 New Jersey school districts to close for students on Diwali festival

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, by declaring holiday for students on October 19 by three school districts in New Jersey State on their school calendars for 2017-2018. Glen Rock Public Schools has announced closure of schools and offices on Diwali; in West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, schools will […]

Diwali Holiday in many school districts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, by declaring holiday for students on October 19 by various school districts in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on their school calendars for 2017-2018. In New York State, these are East Meadow School District, East Williston Union Free School […]

New York’s Hicksville Public Schools to close for Diwali holiday

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Hicksville Union Free School District (HUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018, thus closing schools and offices on October 19. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District, Half Hollow Hills Central School District, East […]

Diwali declared holiday in New York’s Herricks Public Schools

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by Herricks Union Free School District (HUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District, Half Hollow Hills Central School District and East Williston Union Free School District recently declared […]

Diwali declared holiday in New York’s East Williston School District

Hindus have welcomed the reported inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by East Williston Union Free School District (EWUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District and Half Hollow Hills Central School District recently declared Diwali as an official […]

New York’s Half Hollow Hills School District unanimously approves Hindu Diwali holiday

Hindus have welcomed reports of Board of Education of Half Hollow Hills Central School District (HHHCSD) of Huntington and Babylon in New York State unanimously adopting Diwali, most popular of their festival, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school year calendar. Nearby Syosset Central School District and East Meadow School District recently declared Diwali […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all 1,025 California public school districts

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. Distinguished […]

Hailing East Meadow decision, Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all 728 New York school districts

Hindus have welcomed reports of East Meadow School District (EMSD) in Westbury (New York) adopting Diwali, most popular of their festival, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school year calendar. Nearby Syosset Central School District also reportedly recently declared Diwali as an official holiday. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

Hindus urge New York City Council to declare Diwali holiday in schools

Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Council to support the idea of Diwali as permanent official holiday in the city schools as its Committee on Education is meeting on November 22 to discuss this issue. A resolution “calling upon the New York City Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for […]

Following Syosset, Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all New York school districts

Hindus have welcomed reports of Syosset Central School District (SCSD) in New York adding Diwali, most popular of their festival, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school year calendar. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing it as a step in the right direction, urged all other public school […]

Museum in New York to celebrate Diwali

Award-winning Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) in Garden City (New York) is celebrating Diwali on October 23. This five-hour celebrations will include the “sights, sounds and tastes” of Diwali; including designing rangolis, sampling Diwali sweets, Indian classical and folk dance performances and workshops, display and try-on of Indian costume collection, creating torans, making bracelet for […]

Hindus want Diwali on Middlebury College Academic Calendar

Hindus want Diwali, most popular Hindu holy day, listed on the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar (and beyond) of Vermont’s Middlebury College, which claims to be “a top-tier liberal arts college”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, asked that if Middlebury had listed other religious days on the Academic Calendar, why not […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New Jersey’s Bridgewater schools

Hindus are asking New Jersey’s Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in its schools calendar, in view of their substantial population in the District. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils […]

Following Glen Rock, Hindus urge Diwali holiday in all New Jersey school districts

Hindus have welcomed reports of Glen Rock Public Schools in New Jersey adding Diwali, most popular of their festival, as a holiday on the school calendar. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing it as a step in the right direction, urged all other public school districts and private schools […]