Please see a message below from Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich–Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, acknowledging the 2023 celebrations of Diwali:
Happy Diwali! The festival of lights is very special for Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. People come together in their communities and share stories, food and gifts. During the festival, people light small clay lamps filled with oil. This is symbolic of the victory of good over evil, love over hate and light over darkness. Saal Mubarak to all those who celebrate!