A Maryland school district has just decided to remove all religious holidays from the school calendar.
Montgomery County’s Board of Education has voted to remove Christian and Jewish Holidays, including Christmas and Rosh Hashanah, after Muslims asked for recognition for their holy day of Eid al-Adha.
Muslim leaders are unhappy with the decision, stating that they didn’t want the other holidays removed. They simply wanted Muslim students to have their own holiday.
Despite the change, schools in the district will still be closed during the Christian and Jewish holidays. School will remain open for Muslim holidays.