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New York Mayor adds two Muslim holidays to Calendar

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NEW YORK: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio added two Eidul Azha holidays to their list of public holiday , a promise he made during his election campaign.

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Two of the religious events in the Islamic calendar, Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha will be observed officially in New York.

 Eidul Azha, or “Festival of Sacrifice,” will be a vacation day on September 24, starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

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“We made a pledge to families that we would change our school calendar to reflect the strength and diversity of our city.” Mayor said in a statement.

“Hundreds of thousands of Muslim families will no longer have to choose between honouring the most scared days on their calendar or attending school.” Bill de Blasio’s statement.

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