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A Connecticut school district representing two towns is considering a proposal to close schools on two Muslim holidays.

Muslim Student Council member Shipojn Risati said she wants her school to recognize the holiday she and her Muslim friends in the district celebrate.

"I wanted the kids to acknowledge and spend time with their families instead of having to make up work," she said.

So the Student Council drew up a resolution asking the Board of Education for two Muslim holidays off from school: the day that marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the day that concludes the annual observance of the pilgrimage to Mecca.


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