Richmond Hill community leaders rally to make Diwali a New York City public school holiday


Community leaders joined local elected officials and residents for a rally in Richmond Hill on Sunday, Nov. 7, during which they called on the city, yet again, to make Diwali an official public school holiday.

Their message was loud and clear: “What do we want? Diwali! When do we want it? Now!” 

Members of the South Queens Women’s March, the Caribbean Equality Project, Jahajee Sisters and the United Madrassi Association were gathered across the street from Sybil’s Bakery, located at 132-17 Liberty Ave. 

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