The Cambridge MA. school system is believed to be the first in Massachusetts to give all students a day off for a Muslim holiday. Students got Tuesday off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, as reported by the Boston Globe.
I really don’t care one way or the other if they give students a day off for a Muslim Holiday because they have a significant number of Muslim students in their district. Schools in some rural districts used to shut down for the first day of hunting season. Although I must admit I wonder what this same district would do if they had a significant number of Rastafarian students. What I really want to know is, what they are calling it? Fall Festival, Autumn Activity, Falling Leaves Extravaganza , October Surprise, November No-Go , What?. Anything will do for a name, but they %&^*@! well better not be calling it Eid al-Adha Holiday if the same district is calling Christmas Vacation – Winter Break!!!!