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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I agree they should give kids 5 days a year they can take off for personal reasons. We all do not need to stop what we are doing for your religion, but we are happy you enjoy it and go celebrate with your people.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The only Christian holiday that can be argued for is Christmas.
    We got an Easter break when I was in school. I realize it's called something else now, but that doesn't change anything.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    When are schools let out for Easter?
    They create a buffer zone so families can celebrate the holiday on the Friday prior (Good Friday) and the Monday after (often referred to as Easter Monday).
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Well that's entirely foolish. Winter Break would be when it is regardless of Christmas. There a so many religions that have year end holidays, it's sor tof respectful to all, and though Christmas has been the sole focus, and perhaps Hanaka, but it's expanding and schools to avoid issues are starting to use the year end to learn about religions rather than practice them... It's coming along. Besides that teachers would demand a holiday about then, they need the break. So the break would happen either way, might be a week or offset, but it'd be roughly right where it is. So you can rant, but it really isn't a rose anymore, in most public schools.
    When you establish a break in the school schedule for a religious holiday, changing what you call that break doesn't change what the break is -- a religious holiday break.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    We got an Easter break when I was in school. I realize it's called something else now, but that doesn't change anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    They create a buffer zone so families can celebrate the holiday on the Friday prior (Good Friday) and the Monday after (often referred to as Easter Monday).
    Which schools do this? I know of few, if any, which don't simply schedule a spring break around the same week every year whether or not it actually coordinates with Easter, the date of which varies considerably from year to year.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    We got an Easter break when I was in school. I realize it's called something else now, but that doesn't change anything.
    Actually if you check most calendars, Spring Break is no longer aligned with Easter unless it's convenient. Even in Boise, if Easter fell too early or too late, there was no "Easter" holiday off, no Monday off, no Friday off. And Boise is essentially 50% Catholic and 50% Mormon.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Which schools do this? I know of few, if any, which don't simply schedule a spring break around the same week every year whether or not it actually coordinates with Easter, the date of which varies considerably from year to year.
    It's not by schools, but by states and cities. Good Friday has the most recognition across the country. For instance, on Easter Monday Texas, Maryland, North Dakota observe it. Cities in New York, Michigan, and Indiana also observe.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Try delivering that message to the (I'm sure very large) majority of parents with respect to Christmas.
    x-mas is more a cultural holiday at this point. My entire family is pretty much none observant, but we all celibate Christmas as a time to spend together and exchange gifts.

    I can't say the same about Eid

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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Which schools do this? I know of few, if any, which don't simply schedule a spring break around the same week every year whether or not it actually coordinates with Easter, the date of which varies considerably from year to year.
    In Texas when I was growing up they did this, but that was all we had for Spring Break, it you will. That's years ago and I have no clue if it is still that way. But I've not seen it in any school or district outside of NE San Antonio in my school years.
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    Re: New York schools may close for Muslim holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    But hopefully, one day we'll get rid of such nonsense and simply call it for what it is: Two weeks off where we pretend we're Christians by doing everything Christ advocated against.
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