Muslim Holy Days Added to NYC School Calendars

New York City took a leap forward in inclusivity and fairness this week when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s public schools will be observing two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Although a few other municipalities have already done this, NYC’s recent move is much more resounding as it’s home to more than 1.1 million school children. The changes are set to take effect in the upcoming academic year.