All educational institutions in Tamil Nadu will remain closed on October 25, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced. However, November 19 will be a working day to compensate for the Diwali holiday, a government official said, news agency ANI reported.

There was a demand from parents and students in all schools and colleges in the state to close the educational institutions on Tuesday. People go to their native places for the holiday. This year, since Saturday, Sunday and Monday are three days off in a row, the number of people leaving for their homeland is expected to increase. However, since the day after Diwali is a working day, it would be difficult for people to return from their native places.

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Not only in Tamil Nadu, schools are closed for Diwali and Bhai Duj in most states. This includes Telangana, Haryana, West Bengal, Delhi. The Haryana government has declared a holiday for schools across the state in view of Bhai Duj on October 27 this year. All private, government and aided schools will remain closed in Haryana on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, in 2023, public schools in New York will get a holiday for Diwali. Mayor Eric Adams, declaring Diwali a holiday in New York City, said: “We wanted to send a loud and clear message to the countless people who recognize this holiday season. At the same time, it’s an educational moment because when we recognize Diwali, we’re going to encourage children to learn about Diwali. We will get them to start a conversation about what celebrating the festival of lights is all about and how to turn on the light within yourself,” he said.

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