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School cancels Christmas nativity in favour of Muslim Eid celebrations - Telegraph

A junior school has cancelled its Christmas performances because they got in the way of the Muslim children celebrating Eid.

Greenwood Junior School sent out a letter to parents saying the three day festival of Eid al-Adha, which takes place between 8-11 December, meant that Muslim children would be off school.

That meant planning for a traditional pantomime were shelved because the school felt it would be too difficult to run both celebrations side by side.

The move has left parents furious.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 04:02:51 AM EST
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