Diwali Greetings Received From Cross Section of Religious and Community Leaders

November 11, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation


Washington DC (Nov 11th 2007) - As Hindu Americans celebrated their most popular festival, Diwali, greetings poured into the offices of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) from members of the U.S. Congress, interfaith religious groups and several community leaders. Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in Sanskrit, will be celebrated on November 9 this year according to the Hindu calendar and is also of religious significance to Sikhs and Jains. The festival celebrations will have added luster for Hindu Americans this year after House Resolution 747 recognizing the religious significance of Diwali passed in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin last week.