New York, NY – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays […]
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The New York City public school system is set to observe a pair of Muslim holidays for the first time. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the system will close for Eid al-Adha for the... To view the full story, click the title link.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City public schools will now recognize Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, the two most important Muslim holidays, and that all students will get those days off school.
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