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Philadelphia District Includes Muslim Holidays in Calendar

By Tribune News Service — June 07, 2016 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the June 08, 2016 edition of Education Week as Philadelphia District Includes Muslim Holidays in Calendar

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