Published Online: June 7, 2016
Published in Print: June 8, 2016, as Philadelphia District Includes Muslim Holidays in Calendar

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Philadelphia District Includes Muslim Holidays in Calendar

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The Philadelphia district will add two Muslim holidays to its school calendar.

The two holidays are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after the monthlong observance of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, celebrated at the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. This year, Eid al-Fitr will fall in July, and Eid al-Adha will take place in September.

A handful of smaller districts have already added Muslim holidays to the academic calendar, and New York City last year became the first major city to do so.

Vol. 35, Issue 34, Pages 4-5

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