Biden and First Lady light diyas, embrace Diwali's message
President Biden and First Lady Jill illuminate diyas, embracing Diwali's message of wisdom, love, and unity
In a heartwarming video shared on social media, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are seen lighting diyas, embracing the festive spirit of Diwali. In a message accompanying the video, President Biden expressed the symbolic significance of the Diya, representing Diwali's message of seeking wisdom, love, and unity over hate and division.
Diwali celebrations in the United States are on the rise, with events taking place in popular locations like Disneyland in California and Times Square in New York. The White House has also been actively participating in Diwali festivities, reflecting the increasing cultural significance of the festival in the country.
President Biden extended Diwali wishes to South Asian Americans, acknowledging their contributions to the nation. In a post on November 12, he highlighted the integration of Diwali traditions into the fabric of American society, emphasizing the message of seeking light over darkness. He wished over one billion Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists celebrating Diwali happiness, encouraging reflection on the strength of shared light and the enduring spirit of the holiday.
Biden's continued Diwali outreach: embracing diversity and unity
President Biden has consistently extended his wishes to diverse communities during Diwali, recognizing their role in shaping the nation. Last year, he expressed gratitude for the optimism, courage, and empathy demonstrated by the South Asian community. While celebrating the festival's light, Biden acknowledged the ongoing struggle for equality in American history and urged everyone to remember the power each person holds in bringing light to the world.