The US embassy community in India, including ambassador Eric Garcetti, joined the nation in celebrating Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights) on Sunday.
The embassy shared a video on X (formally known as twitter), in which the US embassy community was seen celebrating the festival in Indian attire, making rangoli and decorating the embassy.
In the video, people were also seen dancing and enjoying Indian tunes on the festive occasion.
"Join in the festivities as the U.S. Embassy community celebrates #Diwali with festive lights, good cheer, and a grateful heart. Wishing everyone a prosperous Diwal!" the embassy wrote on X.
Earlier on Thursday, New York State Senator Kevin Thomas joined US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff in their Diwali celebrations.
New York State Senator Thomas posted on X, "Tonight is D.C. It was an honour to celebrate Diwali with Kamala Harris. May your Diwali be free from darkness and full of light. Happy Diwali."
Kamala Harris said, "We celebrate Diwali at a time when there is so much happening in the world. We are definitely facing a difficult moment, especially the reports coming from Israel and Gaza are devastating and heartbreaking for all."