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.
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.
“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.