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Bill de Blasio

Adds Muslim holidays to school calendars

4 Mar, 2015

De Blasio adds Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the school calendars of all New York City public schools. The schools will close for these holidays.

We’re here today to make good on a promise to our Muslim brothers and sisters that a holiday of supreme importance to the Muslim community will be recognized in our school calendar so that children can honor the holiday without missing school…We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students.