On Monday, the celebration of Diwali was seen not only in India but all over the world. Diwali celebrated in the White House was very much discussed. The biggest Diwali ever was celebrated at the White House. US President Joe Biden has celebrated the festival of Diwali with 200 people and also thanked the people for making this festival a part of America.
Over 200 eminent Indian-Americans took part
US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden celebrated Diwali at the White House. During this, more than 200 famous Indian-Americans were present with him. This is the reason why this Diwali became the biggest Diwali celebration ever. Let us inform you here that the tradition of celebrating Diwali in the White House is very old. Celebrating Diwali was started during the George Bush administration, which is continuing till today.
many events took place
Many cultural programs were also seen in the Diwali program organized at the White House. During this, a glimpse of Indian culture was seen. The performance of sitarist Rishabh Sharma and dance troupe ‘The Sa Dance Company’ at the Diwali function held in East Room was highly appreciated by the people. Not only this, guests dressed in traditional Indian attires like sarees, lehengas and sherwanis enjoyed Indian cuisine.
To everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights here in the United States and around the world, happy Diwali! pic.twitter.com/0DPlOaqhMO
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) October 24, 2022
Thank you for making Diwali a part of American culture
Regarding the Diwali celebrations, US President Joe Biden said that he thanks all those people who made Diwali a part of American culture. He said, “We are honored to host you. This is the first Diwali celebration of its kind to be held at the White House.
He continued, “We have more Asian-Americans today than ever before. We thank you for making Diwali a part of American culture. Diwali reminds us that each one of us has the power to bring light to the world.