#HappyDiwali: United Nations celebrates Diwali for the 1st time | WATCH

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Los angeles : The United Nations on Sunday for the first time in history celebrated the significant festival of Hindus, Diwali, and marked it by displaying the message ‘Happy Diwali’ on its headquarter wall in New York.

The United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York celebrated Diwali for the first time since the world body declared it as a non-meeting day in 2014. On December 29, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly, acknowledging the significance of Diwali, adopted a resolution to avoid holding meetings on this day.

Diwali is one of the most important festivals of Hindus and is marked to celebrate the winning of good over evil.

Indians across the world get together with friends and family to share the bond in the festivity of lights and lamps.

In US, Indians who are away from families usually get along with colleagues of other families over lunch and dinners or visit nearby temples or gurudwaras to share the sanctity.

Lighting crackers is a little difficult here as people avoid air and noise pollution but some people do get along with the fervor of Diwali.

Watch: Diwali and United Nations video