Muslim Holy Days to Become New York City School Holidays

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Both candidates for NYC mayor, Bill de Blasio, the Democratic candidate, and Joe Lhota, believe that Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, should be school holidays.

Eid al-Fitr is the end of the month of Ramadan, a month in which Muslims  are required to fast from dawn to sunset and it’s on this day that the fasting ends.

Eid al-Adha is a holiday which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

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