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What is Eid al-Adha?


On June 17th 2024 schools will be closed for Eid al-Adha, but what is Eid al-Adha, and why is it celebrated?

Eid al-Adha is the feast of sacrifice and the second of two major Muslim festivals.

According to, Eid al-Adha marks the end of the pilgrimage to Minā near Mecca in Saudi Arabia, but it is celebrated all around the world.

According to Muslimaid.ord, the holiday falls on the tenth day in the final month of the Lunar Calendar and the holiday commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.

While all NYC DOE students do have June 17th off ,everyone may not celebrate the holiday, but, even for those who do celebrate the holiday, there are different traditions people practice.

According to ,most Muslims wear new clothes and attend special prayers held at major mosques.

With that being said, we all have the day off ,so hopefully you know why we have off and maybe know a bit more about the holiday.

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