The White House hosted a Diwali reception on Monday that US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden described as the biggest since the People's House began commemorating the holiday under US President George W. Bush. The East Room hosted the reception for more than 200 prominent Indian Americans.
Biden took to Twitter to extend his Diwali wishes to the ones celebrating the festival, he said, “This Diwali, may we remember that from darkness there is power in the gathering of light. That the American story depends not on any one of us, but on all of us. To those celebrating and connecting with one another during this festival of lights: Happy Diwali.”