Muslims in Australia are asking for two public holidays for their two annual Eid celebrations.
A petition has been submitted to the Parliament of Australia asking for Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha to be publicly recognized.
The petition says the Muslim community would like more time to celebrate. Thus far it has 2,468 signatures and is expected to be presented on October 15.
'The community feels they need more time to celebrate and want it recognized within the wider community,' the petition says.
The public holiday would fall on the Mondays following Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Al Adha.