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15 People Share Their Take On The Surging Popularity Of Diwali In The United States Of America

Festivals unite people and normalize differences in cultures. A user asked the forum, “What do people in the United States of America think about the increasing popularity of Diwali?” Here are the top responses.

NORMALIZING MULTICULTURALISM

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“I think normalizing multiculturalism is a good thing.”

IT IS INTERESTING

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“Experiencing other cultures is interesting, and holidays are usually fun.”

IT IS COOL 

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“I think it is cool my neighbors were decorating their home today, and I wished them a happy holiday, and they seemed happy that I knew what the day meant to them.”

CAN’T COMPLAIN 

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“I can’t complain about a party with feasts and festivities.”

PARTIES ARE PARTIES 

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“Parties are parties. The more the merrier.”

GOOD VIBE 

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“I’m a convert to Buddhism, and I live in New Jersey, the state with the highest Indian population. I love it! Fireworks are going off, people are partying, and there is a good overall vibe.”

HOPE TO GET INVITED TO CELEBRATE 

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“I love it. I don’t know much about it, but it’s not my holiday. I hope to get invited to celebrate with others to whom it is essential so that I can get the whole picture and understand what it means to them.”

NICE HOLIDAY 

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“Right on. I was into Hinduism as a teacher and have family members from India. It’s a nice holiday.”

IT IS FUN 

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“My coworker was Indian and celebrated by bringing delicious food for our team every year. It was fun.”

NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY 

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“Do your thing; I don’t think anyone would have anything negative to say about people coming together for a good time.”

I’M ALL FOR IT 

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“Many religions have a joyous holiday involving light during dark times. It must correspond to some essential need to avoid succumbing to the darkness around us. That’s a great thing, and I’m all for it.”

DON’T LIKE CULTURES BEING COMMERCIALIZED 

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“It’s cool, but I don’t like seeing cultures commercialized.”

DON’T CARE 

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“I don’t care personally, just another cultural celebration out of what feels like a million.”

NOT REALLY INTO IT 

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“I’m not really into it, and it’s not consistent with my religion, but it’s not like it offends me or anything. It’s another thing that happens sometimes.”

LOVE IT 

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“Love it! So nice to have a non-Christian holiday acknowledged and celebrated in United States society.”

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