Speaker Heastie Statement on Diwali Becoming a School Holiday in New York City Public Schools

New York City is a richly diverse area and it’s important we can celebrate and respect that diversity and the faiths of our people. By making Diwali a holiday for our New York City Public Schools, a new generation of children and their teachers have time to spend with family and honor traditions without worrying about school obligations.

I want to thank Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar who sponsored this legislation in the Assembly and whose hard work and tenacity made this a reality.