Diwali, the festival of lights, is just around the corner, and in the spirit of celebration, the Kamrup (Metro) District in Assam has some good news for its residents. The General Administration Department under the Government of Assam has declared a local holiday on November 13, 2023, within the jurisdiction of Kamrup-Metro District in honor of the Diwali festival.
Diwali Celebrations and the Holiday
As the entire nation gears up to celebrate Diwali on November 12, the Kamrup-Metro District is making sure its residents can enjoy the festivities to the fullest. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, holds a significant place in Indian culture. It marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after completing 14 years in exile, accompanied by his wife Goddess Sita and his loyal brother Lord Lakshman.
On this auspicious day, people illuminate their homes with bright lights, traditional earthen lamps, vibrant rangoli designs, and much more to welcome Lord Ram. The entire atmosphere becomes magical and filled with the spirit of joy and togetherness.
The Local Holiday
With the local holiday declared on November 13, 2023, residents of Kamrup-Metro District can take a break from their daily routines and indulge in the Diwali celebrations without any hindrance. This declaration ensures the closure of all State Government offices, financial institutions, and educational institutions on the coming Monday.
As Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, it’s a time for families to come together, exchange gifts, share sweets, and create beautiful memories. With the local holiday in place, the people of Kamrup-Metro District can immerse themselves in the spirit of Diwali and make it a day to remember.
Let this Diwali be a time of reflection, gratitude, and joy, and may the local holiday in Kamrup-Metro District enhance the festive spirit for all its residents.