Islamic Calendar Holidays Will Be Observed in New York Schools

Equality for Eids Coalition

Equality for Eids Coalition

In a decision by New York City Major, public schools will have 2 days off for the two Eids of muslims according to the dates in islamic calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. This move is very welcomed by muslims community as commented below:

“The NYC Muslim community looks forward to finally having the Eid holidays recognized in our public schools. It will be gratifying to know that Muslim children will soon no longer have to choose between honoring and celebrating their faith or missing class,” said New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Executive Board Member Zead Ramadan in a press release Wednesday.

More media coverage:

NYC Schools to Get Islamic, Lunar Holidays Off (blog) – ‎Feb 5, 2014‎
I’ve said repeatedly —it will take time, it is complicated in terms of logistics of school calendar and budget, but it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said Monday while on WNYC radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show. Muslim groups like the 

Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City, Says Mayor

Huffington Post – ‎Feb 4, 2014‎
“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said, according to the New York Daily News. Though Muslims appreciate his efforts, another community is feeling 


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