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US Public Schools Face Dilemma Over Muslim Holidays

With Muslim minorities growing across the United States, many are demanding that public schools close not just on the Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter, but also on their major holidays such as Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. Six school districts already do close on those Muslim holidays, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised during last year’s election campaign that he would add the public schools in the nation's...

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