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A school district in Maryland is cleansing its calendar of religious observances.

FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony reports:

Public schools are losing their religion in Montgomery County, Maryland starting next year, time off around Christmas will be Winter Break. And they'll make no reference to Easter at Spring Break.

The school board in the Washington DC suburb is also removing any reference to Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah -- even though schools will still be closed on those Jewish holidays.

Why the change?

Muslims have been demanding a day off for one of their holidays too, which the Board refused to grant:

(Against School Board) "As a member of the Muslim community, that's not what I was looking for. I think they made a mistake."

Muslim leaders have urged parents to keep kids home from school on their holy day.

Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.

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