United States President Joe Biden plans to celebrate Diwali at the White House this year. As a US President, he will be celebrating Diwali for the second time.
Meanwhile, details of preparations have not been revealed yet.
Addressing a conference White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre said, “Yes, he has plans to celebrate Diwali just like he did last year. We don’t have a date to share with you at this time but it is an event that he thinks is very important as he sees a partnership with India as well as Indian Americans here in this country.”
Earlier in 2021, taking to Twitter Biden wrote, “May the light of Diwali remind us that darkness, there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope.”
Moreover, Vice-President Harris also shared the video message last year and said, “Greetings everyone. I want to extend my warmest wishes for a happy valley to everyone celebrating the festival of lights here in the United States and around the world.”
“This year Diwali arrives with even deeper meaning in the midst of a devastating pandemic. The holiday reminds us of our nation’s most sacred values, our gratitude for the love of family and friends, our responsibility to lend a hand to those in need, and our strength to choose light over darkness, to seek knowledge and wisdom and to be a source of goodness and grace. Let’s remember to honor the light within one another. From our family to yours I wish you a joyous Diwali.”
However from the Bush administration every year Diwali is celebrated at the White House.