Eid al-Fitr

The boys and girls at Twinkles White Rose have been finding out about Eid al-Fitr. The Arabic name Eid al-Fitr translates to ‘Festival of the breaking of the fast’ in English and it marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, and the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated when the new moon is sighted. The children have been busy drawing, cutting and painting pictures of moons.

We have been developing our creative and physical skills as we make our own moons.
We have been developing our creative and physical skills as we make our own moons.
We used the scissors to carefully cut out the moons we drew.
We used the scissors to carefully cut out the moons we drew.
We decorated them with lots of glue and sparkly bits!
We decorated them with lots of glue and sparkly bits!

They have made their very own chapatis. Chapatis are a type of traditional food that is eaten on Eid. It was lots of fun mixing, kneading and rolling the chapati dough. They then ate the chapatis for dinner, they were very tasty!

We mixed the ingredients together
We mixed the ingredients together
Divided it into equal sized dough balls
Divided it into equal sized dough balls
Carefully rolled it out
Carefully rolled it out
And then cooked it a specail chapati pan
And then cooked it a special chapati pan. Click the picture for a recipe to make your own chapatis at home!

They have also been very busy tracing around their hands and drawing their own Mehndi patterns. Mehndi is traditionally worn on Eid. They also had beautiful Mehndi patterns drawn on their hands, it was very tickly!

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