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Washington, Oct 27 (Canadian-Media): US President Donald Trump on Sunday wished people of the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali.
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In his message, Trump said: "As Diwali commences, Melania and I wish those observing the Festival of Lights a blessed and happy celebration."
"For many Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists in the United States and around the globe, this sacred period is an opportunity to commemorate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Throughout this holy time, members of these faiths engage in prayer, light diyas and lanterns, and partake in traditional feasts and other festivities with friends and family," he said.
As Diwali commences, @FLOTUS Melania and I wish those observing the Festival of Lights a blessed and happy celebration! #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/LGXkUzMJiI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019
He said: "The observance of Diwali throughout America is an important reminder of the significance of one of our Nation’s core tenets—religious liberty. My Administration will continue to defend the rights enshrined in our Constitution that enable people of all faiths to worship according to their beliefs and conscience."
Hindus across the globe are celebrating Diwali on Sunday.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights though it is celebrated by other communities too in many parts of the nation.
The day of Diwali is also an official holiday in India.
It is celebrated in honor of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshama and their return from Lanka.
In most parts of the country, houses are cleaned and decorated with flowers, garlands and lamps. Many communities wear new clothes on this day.
Making of sweets and savories for sharing during Diwali is also another aspect of the festival.