Melilla Designates Eid el-Kebir an Official Public Holiday

World Bulletin reports that Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Northern Morocco, has approved Eid el-Kebir an official public holiday. This is the first time a non-Catholic feast will officially be designated a public holiday since the Reconquista of 1492. Melilla has about 40,000 Muslims, slightly more than half the population. To date the city had…

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