The Sikh American community deserves national recognition of their main religious celebration. The 500,000 Sikhs living in the U.S. continue to struggle with discrimination. Endorsing Sikhs’ major holiday on a governmental level would signify a demand for a change in attitude towards this growing American community.
Honoring religious holidays such as Vaisakhi is not the government’s role; doing so violates separation of church and state. Endorsing a religion in any way should not be allowed. Moreover, this isn’t the type of issue Congress should be spending time discussing.