Maryland school district to recognize Muslim holiday

Source: World Bulletin / News Desk

District by district, Eid al-Adha will now become a holiday where more Muslim children in the United States can look forward to celebrating outside of school. The Howard County Board of Education in Maryland voted unanimously on Thursday to add Eid al-Adha to the list of days off for religious holidays, as recognition of Muslim holidays grows within U.S. school districts. Alongside the Eid, the County boards also added Lunar New Years and the Hindu holiday Diwali.

Schools will continue to observe the Jewish holy days Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.

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