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Add Muslim Holidays to the US Schools Calendar

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The Moroccan American Community joining hands with other American Muslims to add two holidays to the school calendar: While this issue currently is in the forefront of some Cities education discussions, it has not yet reached Capitol Hill. After years of American Muslim Community outreach, some school boards started to consider adding Muslim holidays to the calendar. But there is still fragmentation in the voices and the American Muslim community needs to do its part and raise awareness. The 2 Holidays that we are asking US Public Officials to include in the School Calendar are: 1 - Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking the Fast, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. 2- Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, which commemorates the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. Make your voice heard. Sign this petition and lets take it to Capitol Hill on October 15, 2009.


Moroccan American Community Center


http://www.moroccancommunitycenter.net http://www.uticaod.com/news/x135739092/Muslim-holidays-work-way-to-forefront-in-school-systems
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