The festival of Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This Eid is the biggest festival for Muslims. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan and the beginning of the tenth month in the Islamic calendar. The festival celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
The holy month of Ramadan starts with the rising of the crescent moon and ends with the sighting of the Shawwal Moon. As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world. For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a festival to show gratitude to Almighty God for the help and strength he gave them throughout the month of Ramadan to help them practice self-control. Muslims learn the true meaning of perseverance and tolerance while being empathetic towards the poor and needy as they fast the entire month.
The KG Wing of Bhavans Smart Indian School celebrated Eid al-Fitr on 21St May, 2020, during its online classes. A presentation and videos were shown to the children that enlightened them about the festival by highlighting its history, significance and the celebrations. They were also informed about the day of celebrations that depend on sighting of the moon, as known as “Eid ka Chand”. Each country has traditional desserts and sweets that are prepared before Eid or on the morning of the first day. To feel the essence of the festival, children were also made to perform an activity. They made cards for the festival. Children could feel the festive vibes as they greeted each other “EID Mubarak” and displayed their cards in the class.
A lively and fun-filled activities were also seen in Primary and Senior Wing where the children prepared beautiful patterns of glossy and attractive lanterns that reflected the astounding creation and a keen sense of devotion to these auspicious days. The card making and poster making activities carried out by the Middle wing broadcasted a thorough making of the awe-striking creation that liberated their unique talents of scattering catchy lines about the festival as well as the works of art which let several hues speak stories. The highlight of the day was the videoed segment of pleasant and significant moment of Iftar which disclosed the lovely moments of togetherness during the time of breaking the fast. The amazing aspects of devoted bond in the familial connection showed a wonderful sign of capture behind cameras. Thus the spirit of venerated entity was set ablaze through these activities.