Muslim kids may take vacation for holy day

Muslim kids in Belgium can take a day off from school on Eid Al-Adha (Sacrifice Holiday) if their parents send in a note saying their child will take part in the holiday activities. In order to prevent abuses of the day, some schools enable only Muslim kids to take the day off.

This same arrangement is also done for Jews, who can take the day off on certain Jewish festivals.

Source: De Standaard (Dutch)