Islamic Celebrations: Discovering Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, and Eid Al Adha
Who celebrates these holidays? • MUSLIMS do! • Muslims are from any country or ethnicity
The Five Pillars • Belief in one God • Prayer, 5 times a day • Fasting in Ramadan • Charity • Make pilgrimage to Mecca
Ramadan symbols Fanooz (Lanterns) Dates
Ramadan is... • the name of an Islamic month • the 9th month of the lunar calendar (we commonly use a solar calendar) Moon = Lunar Sun = Solar
Ramadan is.... • the month of fasting for Muslims • FASTING means no eating or drinking from dawn (daybreak) until dusk (sunset)!!! • What do you think that might be like?
Good thing: • Kids don't have to fast! • Elderly and sick people also don't fast
Ramadan activities include... • Visiting with family • Attending special prayers • Giving charity
When Ramadan is over.... Muslims celebrate with the holiday called Eid Al Fitr! Woohoo!!!!
On Eid Al Fitr, Muslims..... • Attend prayers • Wear new clothes • Give Charity • Exchange gifts • Gather with family and friends
Or they might.... • Go to Carnivals or parades • Color their hands with • henna dye (girls)
Why is the lamb a symbol of Eid Al adha? • Prophet Ibrahim • Attributes: faithful and devoted • Sacrifice • Ram (lamb/sheep) replaced Ismael • Any connections?
Eid Al Adha We remember Prophet Ibrahim's faith by: • Attending prayers • Giving Charity • Eating lamb • Giving gifts • Attending parties or other amusements • Visiting family and friends
Greeting: "Eid Mubarak!" What greeting do YOU say for your holiday?
Uh oh, Quiz Time! Put on your thinking caps. 1. Where do Muslims live? 2. When do Muslims fast? (the name of the month) 3. What is a symbol of Ramadan? 4. Name one thing Muslims do to celebrate Eid al Fitr. 5. What do Muslims eat during Eid Al Ahda?
Thank you! Happy Holidays! Goodbye!