Message by Prime Minister Trudeau on Diwali
November 7, 2018
Happy Diwali! Happy Bandi Chhor Divas!
Today, people in Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate the festival of lights.
This festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Families and friends will gather to pray, exchange gifts, share meals, and light diyas in a spirit of hope. Diwali is also a chance to honour the many communities that celebrate this occasion.
Canadians of Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist faiths, as well as the larger South Asian diaspora, shape our country for the better every day.
On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish a Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas to all those who celebrate these occasions.