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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Celebrate Diwali, Lighting Diyas and Spreading a Message of Unity

In a heartwarming gesture, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden celebrated Diwali by lighting diyas and sharing a video of the meaningful moment. The President took to social media, expressing the essence of Diwali’s message – seeking the light of wisdom, love, and unity over the darkness of hate and division.

In a post on X, President Biden shared the video, saying, “Jill and I lit the Diya to symbolize Diwali’s message of seeking the light of wisdom, love, and unity over the darkness of hate and division. May we embrace the enduring spirit of this holiday and of our nation – and reflect on the strength of our shared light.”

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated globally, and its significance resonates even in the United States. The President extended his Diwali wishes in a separate X post on November 12, acknowledging the cultural richness of South Asian Americans who have woven Diwali traditions into the nation’s fabric. He highlighted the festival’s message of seeking wisdom, love, and unity over ignorance, hate, and division.

Biden emphasized the resilience of the South Asian community, stating, “It’s a message that has helped our nation emerge stronger from the past few difficult years, and matters now more than ever. On this Diwali, may we reflect on the strength of our shared light and embrace the enduring spirit of this holiday and of our nation.”

In a previous year’s Diwali message, Biden expressed gratitude for the optimism, courage, and empathy demonstrated by the diverse South Asian community. He acknowledged their role in contributing to the nation’s strength, whether in overcoming challenges posed by the pandemic, building an inclusive economy, or serving and protecting communities.

Biden’s messages consistently convey respect and appreciation for the cultural diversity represented by the celebration of Diwali, emphasizing the power of bringing light to the world in the face of challenges.

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