Denmark: Muslim drivers save Christmas dinner

Denmark: Muslim drivers save Christmas dinner

Christmas Eve is busy for the country's taxi companies and therefore people think that it's difficult to find a driver who's willing to ditch Christmas dinner with their family.

But at Taxa-Fyn it's not a problem.  Her many of the drivers don't celebrate Christmas, because they're Muslim, and therefore the ethnic Danish drivers get home for Christmas dinner, says manager to

"We have some foreign employees, and that naturally becomes an advantage for us on Christmas Eve, when there's some of our Danish drivers who go home and have Christmas between 6pm and 9pm, but our foreign drivers take care of the runs," he says.

And it's not just the Danish drivers who benefit that taxi companies have employees of different faiths and therefore celebrate different festivals.

"Some of the drivers celebrate Ramadan and so it's good for them that the Danish drivers are ready to drive so they can celebrate," says Peter Kjærgaard.  

Source: Kristeligt Dagblad (Danish)

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