Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
145
Title
Diwali Public Holiday
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the importance of the Indian Festival Diwali and its significance to peoples’ lives. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a significant and universally celebrated event. Depending on the lunar cycle, it is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November in the western calendar. The Festival of Lights is a bright, colourful and happy celebration. Families prepare their homes and themselves for the special festivities that symbolise the victory of spiritual goodness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. This important occasion has the power to unite cultures and bring together communities through celebration. A declared public holiday is required for Victorians to recognise and participate in the festivities.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to declare Diwali, Festival of Lights as a public holiday.
Closing Date
2019-11-22
Not tabled signatures
815
Total signatures including previously tabled
815
House
Legislative Council

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Status
Open
Sponsor