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How Dearborn, Michigan Became the First U.S. City to Make Eid a Paid Holiday

posted on April 25, 2023

Yasmeen Serhan of TIME reports that Dearborn, Michigan is the first U.S. city to make the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr a paid holiday for municipal employees. Dearborn is the Arab capital of North America and is currently led by its first Muslim mayor, Abdullah Hammoud. He said, “I think it’s time we modeled that, in the city of Dearborn where we are trying to hire an inclusive and diverse workforce, we should be recognizing their holidays and their faith traditions as well.”

Read at TIME