eid holiday status in new jersey

Currently, all Muslim students attending any New Jersey public school can receive an excused absence using a note from a religious leader or masjid to observe Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Unfortunately, some students and families have faced challenges making the excused absence process difficult. Muslim students deserve to observe their sacred holidays without push back.

School districts that have a significant number of Muslims should close for the top Muslim holidays, which for recent years has only landed once outside of summer and would only be two days in the academic year for the future.

CAIR-New Jersey’s Eid holiday map shows the current status of Eid al-Fitr in New Jersey public schools by municipality. They are listed by county for your convenience.  New versions of this map will be continually updated. If a school district is missing from the map, please email our Operations Coordinator, Dyaa Terpstra via email at dterpstra@cair.com

how can i make a change?

CAIR-New Jersey urges Muslim high schoolers to join its Muslim Youth Ambassador Program where students will be trained to be leaders within their communities. The training allows students to have real experience in addressing issues pertaining to public school accommodations like advocating for the Eid holiday.

InshallAllah, together we can paint this map green!

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