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Hindu Heritage Month – November

Hindu Heritage Month – November

On April 9, 2019, as part of the board’s commitment to equity and inclusion, the Peel board approved a motion to recognize and celebrate Hindu Heritage Month in November.

2019 Hindu Heritage Month Poster.pdf

The Province of Ontario declared the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month in 2016. The month of November was chosen in recognition of "Deepawali" or "Diwali", which is a significant festival in the Hindu community.

On October 4, 2018, a Member of Parliament introduced a Private Member's Bill (PMB), Bill C-416 in the House of Commons to designate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month in Canada. The bill is currently going through several stages to become law. 

During Hindu Heritage Month, schools across Peel will participate in a number of activities that recognize and celebrate the rich heritage, history, culture and contributions of Hindu Canadians as well as Hindu communities from around the world.

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