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Learning About Eid al-Fitr

InstagramNews April 18, 2024

Last week 3rd grade parent Ayesha gave a truly lovely presentation focused on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. She opened with engaging questions (e.g., “Can you guess how many Muslims there are in the world?”), and explained the basic history and practice of Ramadan, such as how the observation of new crescent moons mark the beginning and end.

As a group, we were able to draw parallels between Ramadan’s themes (renewal, self-reflection, community) and the themes of other cultural celebrations/holidays that happen this time of year. Ayesha’s slideshow finished with photos of DELICIOUS-looking iftar meals from around the world. She brought sweet treats to share with the 3rd graders, and taught us all how to say “Eid Mubarak,” the Arabic greeting that is shared when celebrating Eid al-Fitr.