Tobias Salinger reports for the NY Daily News:
The school system in the town of Waterbury has become the first in Connecticut to honor the Muslim holidays of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.
Children in the Waterbury school district who celebrate two of Islam’s most important holidays of the year will be excused from classes on those days, the Waterbury School Board decided on Thursday.
The board voted to recognize Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, and Eid Al-Adha, an annual feast day, by giving observerant students the day off to celebrate with their families. It also voted to instruct educators not to schedule any field trips, major tests or class events on the two holidays, according to the FoxCT channel.