Eid al-Fitr on Monday, May 2. 2022
Eid al-Fitr feast marks the ending of a month long fasting during Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr, means the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.” Eid-ul-Fitr last for three days, Muslims pray the holiday prayer in congregation in the morning, visit family and friends, and celebrate over food, gifts and activities for children.
Ramadan – April 2nd. to May 2nd. 2022.
Ramadan celebrates the first revelation of the Quran from Allah to the Prophet Mohammad during the nine month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The word “Ramadan” comes from the Arabic root word for “parched thirst” and “sun-baked ground.” Ramadan is a religious holiday of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity, and sacrifice experienced by Muslims around the world, and helps them to become more empathetic and grateful.
During the month of Ramadan, it is obligatory for every adult member of the family and teenagers to fast from dawn to sunset; children, the elderly and pregnant women are exempt from fasting. Fasting is one of the five pillars, or duties, of Islam, it means to restrain from eating food or drink, including water and chewing gum.
Muslims eat a hearty breakfast before dawn known as suhur, and a meal after sunset called iftar that might start with dates and water or milk before dinner. hydration is particularly important during the summer months.
Children under the age of 10 do not fast during school days, however, they could fast during the weekend when they can be monitored by their family. In a school setting, school officials should be informed of Middle School and High School students that might be fasting and would appreciate a quiet place during lunch time away from food temptations, and also during Physical Education activities.
Children books you might want to read of gift.