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Maryland School Board Adds Muslim Holiday to Calendar

school-calendar-with-eidOn Wednesday, Maryland's Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education adopted a 2015-2016 calendar that includes the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) and commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael at God's command.

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"We are pleased that the school board voted to recognize Muslim holidays on the 2015-2016 school calendar," said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry. "This symbolic move indicates that the board supports treating Muslim students equally and promotes inclusivity in the school system."

CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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