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NYC Schools To Close For Muslim Eid Holidays

New York City will recognize Muslim holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha on the official school calendar starting in September, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Wednesday.

In the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, schools will close Sept. 24 for Eid al-Adha so that thousands of Muslim families in the city can observe the day, de Blasio said.The city joins other districts in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Jersey that close their public schools in observance of Muslim holidays.