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Grønn Ungdom leader will make ID a national holiday

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Decorating for Eid al-Fitr at a family’s home in Bjørndal in Oslo. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 05/03/2024 05:35:34

Policy: Now he puts forward proposals for this weekend’s national meeting in MDG, writes Our country.

– Because it is probably the holiday that is not a national holiday that most people celebrate. Probably three to four percent of Norway’s population are Muslims and a large proportion of them celebrate id. Then it is natural in a secular country that they get one of the common days off, Stokkeland answers questions about why he chooses the Muslim ID celebration as a new public holiday.

He says the proposal is not about “islamizing Norway”, and that this will also mean more Christian holidays.

Id al-Fitr, Christmas Eve and Liberation Day 8 May – Norway will have three new national holidays where everyone gets time off, if the leader of Grønn Ungdom gets his way.

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