EID MUBARAK!!! Fun Eid Activities for Kids, Eid Al Fitr (Ramadan Festival)

This year Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on August 19th.

1- Eid is the biggest holiday celebration in the Arabic culture and the Islamic world.

2- Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim people fast without food and water all day for the entire month.

3- During the celebrations Muslims wish each other “Eid Mubarak” though this depend on the language: in Turkey they say “Ramazan bayramin mubarek olsun.”

4- Muslims go to mosques very early on the first day of Eid Al Fitr (Ramazan Bayrami) for the Eid Pray.

5- After the pray, family members are visited (usually young people go to elderly’s house, not the opposite,  as a sign of respect).

6- Children are given gifts, candy and sometimes cash to make them feel good about this special time of the year.

7- People call their distant relatives if they cannot meet them face to face.

8- Islamic centers usually organize special events and activities for the Eid Al Fitr.

9-Some people invite their neighbors for a meal during the Eid Al Fitr.

10-Since in many countries it’s an official holiday for 3 days, it might be a good idea to have a one day trip to a distant family member’s house or just go picnicking with friends and family.

Eid Song from Afghanistan
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYGC5x33kg]

Eid song from India
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5h0r7f1eDA]

Eid song in English
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hote__S830]

Eid Song from Maldives

Eid Song from Indonesia

Eid Song from Turkey

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Arabic culture fun facts, festivals holidays, Eid, Ramadan, Arabic culture for children

Eid is the biggest holiday celebration in the Arabic culture. It is the Arabic New Year that is celebrated with lots of food, sweets, exchange of gifts and shopping.

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by fasting without food and water all day for the entire month. During this time of the year businesses and shops remain closed all day and open in the evenings until after mid-night.

Arabic lessons for kids