I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Also, getting the day off for a religious holiday is not the same thing as observing a religious holiday. In college, we got some Jewish holidays off and, as a non-Jew, I didn't observe anything. I enjoyed my day off.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
From a practical POV, having usual days off falling on major religious holidays (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Scientology)will be less disruptive to a school. For awhile, we had a modified year round schedule (start a little early, have well spaced weeklong breaks) seemed to accommodate multiple religious holidays - without intending to.