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Few Jersey local school districts recognize Diwali as a holiday

June 5, 2014 Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Ashtami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 WEST WINDSOR — Diwali, or the “festival of lights,” is an important holiday for Hindu-Americans — as important as Christmas is to Christians, according to National Geographic — but only … Continue reading

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US Hindus feel abandoned over no Diwali holiday

February 5, 2014, Magha Shukla Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Nevada, Feb 5 (IBNS) The US-based Hindu community is reportedly heartbroken over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not declaring Diwali as a school holiday despite all out efforts by them. … Continue reading

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Hindus laud New York City Council for resolution on Diwali holiday in City schools

August 30, 2013 Shravan Krushna Dashami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 BY ASHTOSH SINGH Hindus have applauded New York City Council for “Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for New York City … Continue reading

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Hindus want Diwali holiday in all 64 University of New York campuses

March 28, 2012 Chaitra Shukla Panchami, Kaliyug Varsha 5114   Hindus are asking for declaring Hindu festival of Diwali as a holiday in all the 64 State University of New York (SUNY) campuses. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement … Continue reading

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Hindus want 8 school districts in NJ to declare Diwali as holiday

February 9, 2012 Magh Krushna Dwitiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5113 Nevada (USA) : Hindus want Diwali be declared a school holiday in Jersey City, Edison, Woodbridge, Parsippany-Troy Hills, West Windsor-Plainsboro, North Brunswick, Monroe and Bernards school districts in New Jersey (USA). … Continue reading

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South Brunswick schools observe Hindu holiday, district becomes second in N.J. to close for Diwali

October 23, 2011 Ashwin Krushna Ekadashi , Kaliyug Varsha 5113 SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, USA: On Wednesday, the district will become only the second in the state to close for the Hindu celebration of Diwali. “It says to all of the … Continue reading

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Hindu Leader Calls For All NJ Schools To Close For Diwali

October 19, 2011 Ashwin Krushna Saptami , Kaliyug Varsha 5113   SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, USA — Hindus have applauded South Brunswick’s school district for declaring Diwali as a school holiday, calling it “a step in the right direction.” According to … Continue reading

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Major US Food Retailer Celebrates Diwali

August 28, 2011 Shravan Krushna Chaturdashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5113 MINNESOTA, U.S., August 22, 2011: Whole Foods Market, which claims to be “the leading natural and organic food retailer”, is celebrating Hindu festival Diwali with a festive cooking class and sampler … Continue reading

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Hindus ask Diwali holiday in Edison schools in US

May 26, 2011 Vaishakh Krushna Navami , Kaliyug Varsha 5113 Nevada (US), May 26: Hindus want Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) in New Jersey (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Esteemed Hindu … Continue reading

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Hindus want Diwali holiday in Fremont schools in California

May 15, 2011 Vaishakh Shukla Trayodashi , Kaliyug Varsha 5113 Nevada (US), May 15: Hindus want Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) in California (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar.steemed Hindu statesman Rajan … Continue reading

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