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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


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.