Gov. Hochul announces law declaring Diwali a school holiday for city students

City school students will now have off for Diwali going forward.

Rob Taub

Nov 15, 2023, 1:22 AM

Updated 190 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced legislation for Diwali to be ruled an official school holiday for city students.
City school students will now have off for Diwali going forward.
"I signed this legislation with a clear vision in mind,” Hochul said. “A vision of children feeling empowered to share their heritage on the playground with others. And ask curious questions about families with different traditions and then all of a sudden understand each other even more."


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