Festival of Charity
Eid-Ul-Fitr 2010 falls on September 10th.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the festival that comes at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fitr is the money given at the mosque before prays start on the day of celebration. This money is then given to charity.
Muslim communities around the world celebrate this 3 day festival with a variety of customs. Families clean their houses, and make lots of food, which they share with their neighbours and friends, and give presents of money to children. They also make and give Eid cards.
Muslim children are excited on the night before Eid and girls have their hands decorated with henna patterns.
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum provides a wide rane of workshops for KS1 and KS2. This year, they are running a new 'Celebrating Eid and Islamic Art' workshop:
These cross-curricular workshops cover citizenship, religious studies, art, design, literacy and maths. Break down prejudices and misconceptions from media coverage and surprise the children with familiar stories that are enjoyed and shared by different religions. Discover the five pillars of wisdom, learn about Eid, and be inspired by Islamic patterns to experiment with non-figurative and geometric art.
Resources and Activities for celebrating Eid in school
Download suggestions for Foundation Stage activities to celebrate Eid from the Bristol EMAS website.
Visit the Islamic Virtual Classroom.
MCB Resource Box: This resource box contains a wide range of useful resources for KS1 and KS2 - including a video 'A child's eye view of Eid'. If you would like to see the resource box, please contact Salma at READS Tel: 01452 427621
If you want to include music in an assembly, you can find a track on the CD 'Colours of Islam'
Many thanks to Salma Piperdy, READS for the Resources and Information on this page.
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