In Deference to Muslims, This Public School System Eliminates All Religious Holidays

Eid_celebrationLocal Muslim families in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C., have been requesting that the school district calendar include Islamic holidays, as well as Christian and Jewish ones.

In particular, they wanted time to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan and is generally observed with big parties and gifts. In response, the school board chose to eliminate all mention of religious holidays from the calendar, including Christmas and Rosh Hashanah.

Students will still have days off that coincide with Christian holidays, but they will now be called “Winter Break” and “Spring Break.”

How do you feel about the school board’s removal of religious holidays from its calendar? Was this the right move? Or do you think Muslims are gaining too much power and influence over government institutions? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

You may also like...