President Barack Obama: Diwali Greetings

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
October 15, 2009

On behalf of the American people, I want to extend my warmest wishes for Diwali to all who celebrate this auspicious holiday, here in America and around the world. 

Diwali is the festival of lights, a time when members of some of the world’s great faiths celebrate the triumph of good over evil. It’s significance is laid out in the Sanskrit verse: “Lead us from falsehood to truth, from death to life, from death to immortality…

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