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Eid–Ul-Fitr & Eid-Ul-Adha

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• Each Eid festival is marked by the sighting of the new moon

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• Ramadan - 30 day month of fasting

• Ramadan ends with a celebration called 'Eid-Ul-Fitr (eed-al-fitter), or the Festival of Fast-Breaking

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• The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrates the fact that Allah (God) gave Muslims the Qur’an to help them live good lives

Qur’an

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Arabic script: ‘Love and Peace’

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• Eid-Ul-Adha – Festival of Sacrifice

• Abraham – Ibrahim• Ishmael – Isma’il

The Sacrifice

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The Holy Kabah in Makkah, Saudi Arabia – the centre of the Muslim world

The Hajj (annual pilgrimage) - 10th day of Dhul Hijjah

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• On the morning of Eid everyone dresses up in their best clothes and shoes

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• Girls and women like to decorate their hands with beautiful patterns using mendhi paste (henna)

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• Special Eid prayers are offered either in a mosque or at home

Toronto, Canada Eid Prayers – Regent’s Park mosque, London

Muslim lady praying on a prayer mat

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• When Muslims pray they cover their hair to show their respect for Allah (God)

• Boys wear hats• Girls wear scarves

Prayers/Salah

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Charity (zakat)

- Thinking of others less fortunate

Muslims practice:

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After prayers everyone wishes each other a huge

‘EID MUBARAK’

‘HAPPY EID’

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Yummy sweets and desserts are then eaten to mark the occasion

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• Friends and families like to get together on Eid to celebrate the special day/s

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• Eid cards, gifts and money are often exchanged

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• Everyone looks forward to eating lots of delicious food on Eid day, especially after all that fasting!

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• In Arabia most families like to spend Eid at the races

Muslims in India enjoy music concerts

whilst

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• The partying goes on, sometimes all through the night!

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Thank you‘Eid Mubarak’