Justin Trudeau wishes “Diwali Mubarak”; Twitterati tell him it’s Diwali Ki Badhai

Justin Trudeau took to social media to wish people on Diwali. He shared a picture of himself lighting a diya and wrote "Diwali Mubarak!" And though people loved his attire and his sentiment, some were quick to point out a little error on the part of the Canadian Prime Minister.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 17, 2017 11:56 am
diwali, justin trudeau, justin trudeau diwali wish, justin trudeau diwali tweet, canadian prime minister diwali, twitter reactions, indian express, indian express news But there were also some who are too fond of Justin Trudeau to correct him. (Source: Justin Trudeau/Twitter)

Diwali, one of the most anticipated and biggest festivals in India, is just around the corner. Wishes from friends and relatives have already started pouring in and the latest to wish is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau had earlier wished people on Eid al-Adha with an important message on kindness and reflection, Baisakhi in fluent Punjabi and even Independence Day clad in a kurta. This time also, he took to social media to wish people on Diwali. And though people loved his attire and his sentiment, some were quick to point out a little error on the part of the Prime Minister.

“Diwali Mubarak! We’re celebrating in Ottawa tonight,” he wrote while sharing a picture of himself wearing a kurta and lighting a diya.  And soon people corrected him. “Diwali Mubarak” is not the way one wishes during the festival. “It’s not “Diwali Mubarak”, it’s “Diwali Ki Badhai” … Correct it,” wrote one user, while another wrote “Word to the wise : It’s “Shubh-Deepavali”, (Auspicious Deepavali), and NOT “Diwali Mubarak”. “Mubarak” is Arabic, not Indian.” This later went on to become a topic of debate, but there were also those who are too fond of the Prime Minister to nitpick his tweet.

And this is how people responded to this wish.

Then there were those who loved the Prime Minister to correct him or take offence.

And of course there are also those who love Trudeau irrespective of the way he wished.

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