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Mayoral candidates want NYC schools to observe 2 Muslim holidays

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A new mayor could mean more holidays for city school kids.

Both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota say there are two major Muslim holidays that need to be observed.

Lhota points out that the city has a growing Muslim community and de Blasio says they deserve respect.

Two school days would be likely be added to the calendar to meet the state’s requirement of a 180-day school year.

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