School off for Students on Eid (Muslim Holiday)

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Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The start and end of Ramadan is determined by the moon. The day after is the festival of Eid, it’s the time where you look your best and enjoy with your family and friends. You go and attend the Eid prayer, give gifts the the young and to the poor, and enjoy the rest of the day. Islam is the second largest religion and the fasted growing religion. There are more than 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and 1.4 million in the United States

Some parents don't let their child take off from this important holiday, don't let them enjoy the day that is meant to celebrated. And hearing this breaks my heart, I ask why don't they take off, and there's only one thing that stands in the way, school. The kid wants to take off but can't because his parent wants him/her to stay in school and not miss anything important. Student have been so stressed because they have to back to school the next day and make up the tests, quizzes, homework assignments, projects, classwork.

This should not necessary, it would be right and equal if we had the day off and not worry about coming back the next day and just enjoy the holiday. I believe if we work hard enough, we can have Eid off for students now and for the future generations to come.

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