Imagine instead of unwrapping presents with family and friends on Christmas Day, waking up early and driving to work, or instead of pulling presents out of a stocking, sitting at a desk for eight hours.

School districts and workplaces across the country and York County alike recognize many religious holidays that afford most people a day or two off. Muslim holidays, however, are very rarely marked in office and school calendars, forcing those who celebrate them to pull their children out of class and take personal time or miss out on celebrating the day altogether.

This is only one of the many inequalities Muslim Americans face, said Rabiya Khan, a local advocate for equality for Muslim Americans.

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