Starting next fall, the Waterbury school district will recognize two Muslim holidays.
Often, when Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha falls on a school day in the United States, Muslim families have to make a choice. "A lot of kids have to make the choice between religion and going to school on that day," said Amr Abu-al-rub, an imam at the United Muslim Mosque in Waterbury. "It's a tough choice to make, especially for kids."
It's a choice made tougher if a field trip, classroom party, or major test is scheduled on the holiday.