Fairfield Board of Education Votes to Add Muslim Holiday of Eid al-Fitr to the School Calendar

Members of the local Muslim community in Fairfield address the Board of Education at a Nov. 15 meeting (Credit: FairTV education)


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FAIRFIELD — After an outpouring of requests from the Muslim community, the Board of Education voted to approve the addition of Eid al-Fitr as a day off of school next year. 

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Emilia Otte

Emilia Otte covers health and education for the Connecticut Examiner. In 2022 Otte was awarded "Rookie of the Year," by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.