Is it time for Eid to be made a public holiday?Watch
Im Muslim but I respect the fact this is a christian country and well we can't really ask for something such as this....
At my secondary school all the Muslims were allowed to have a day off , surely we should be thankful for this.
So lets just forget about the reformation and the 150 year struggle against French Catholic Tyranny? Lets just forget about the Restoration and Glorious Revolution, the Nine years war and the War of Spanish Succession. Lets just not take into account the we have an Established Protestant Church and the Monarch is defender of the Protestant faith. I am dealing with historic and political realities here. The read world. Britain isn't a Christian nation, it is a Protestant nation.
However, from my perspective, personally, I would happily agree to have a public holiday for Christmas. In-line with this approach, I think Britain also has nothing to lose by having public holidays for the special days of other religions which are represented in the nation to some extent. (For less frequent ones, allowing only those who are believers of that religion for holidays could be ok.) This would help show that the State embraces all the individuals in the nation equally. This would also support better dialogue, mutual respect and friendship between nations globally, which we deadly need nowadays.
Eid is actually 3 days usually so some people I know take 3 days off :O
like wth man ... what do you even do?!