March 3, 2024

Is Michigan Getting Some New Holidays?

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Everyone likes holidays, so why not get more holidays in Michigan? Some Michigan legislators are trying to add five new holidays added to the Michigan calendar.

The three Michigan legislators have introduced multiple bills that would make five new holidays state-recognized holidays in Michigan. The holidays the legislators are purposing to add to Michigan’s =state-recognized holidays are Diwali, Vaisakhi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Lunar New Year.

“These bills embrace the diverse fabric of our state by recognizing various religious and cultural holidays,” Majority Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash said in a statement regarding the bills. “Making these holidays official state holidays will let Michigan’s many communities know that they have a place in our great state and deserve to celebrate their joyous occasions like everyone else.”

“Celebrating our cultural diversity is a cornerstone of a vibrant and inclusive society. By recognizing these holidays, we are not only showing our respect and appreciation for the traditions and beliefs of our fellow Michiganders, but we are also sending a powerful message of inclusion and unity,” Puri said in a statement. “Together, we can create a Michigan that is truly welcoming and accepting of all people, regardless of their background or beliefs. Let’s celebrate these holidays with joy and gratitude, and let’s show the world what it truly means to be a Michigander.”

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