Student celebrates Islamic festival

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Student celebrates Islamic festival

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Riley Sims, Reporter

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Freshman Leena Siraj celebrates Eid, the Islamic festival, with her family every year.

“We usually go to the convention center and pray, and then we go home to a after-party,” Siraj said. “Then we just have fun with our family and friends.”

Growing up, Siraj witnessed fellow classmates celebrating Christmas; however, it didn’t affect her feelings or what she celebrated.

“It didn’t bother me too much,” Siraj said.

Siraj has fond memories from her childhood about the holiday. She remembers one special Eid from her past in particular with her family.

“One time we went to our aunt’s house after and we celebrated for a little bit and then we went out to the movies,” Siraj said.

The district does not give this holiday off to its students. This is the case with other religious or cultural holidays celebrated during this time of the year.

“It’s important to us,” Siraj said. “I feel like we should get the day off from school because it’s only fair.”

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