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NYC Public Schools to Close for Eids al-Fitr, al-Adha, Lunar New Year, De Blasio Not Sure About Diwali Yet

Bloomberg opposed more days off from school

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New York City is moving to close school for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year — but Mayor de Blasio isn't so sure about the Hindu festival Diwali.

Appearing on WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show" on Monday, the mayor said he hadn't taken a position on whether Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated in India and other South Asian countries, should be a day off from school.

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