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New York pupils could get Muslim school holidays

New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio addresses a speech in New York on October 4, 2013School children in New York are likely to get two extra days off to mark the biggest annual Muslim holidays if the city's next mayor gets his way. New York schools currently have mandatory holidays for the Christian festivals Easter and Christmas, and the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Passover. But the school term often clashes with Islam's biggest festivals of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, forcing Muslim children to choose between religion or study.