US President Joe Biden plans to celebrate Diwali at the White House this year, his spokesperson said.

Details and the nature of preparations have not been revealed yet.

“Yes, he has plans to celebrate Diwali, just like he did last year,” White House Press Secretary Karen Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference here.

“We don't have a date to share with you at this time, but it is an event that he thinks is very important as he sees a partnership with India as well as Indian Americans here in this country,” Jean-Pierre said in response to a question.

Meanwhile, Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan has declared October as Hindu Heritage Month.

Beginning with the Bush Administration, Diwali has been celebrated at the White House every year.

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