The month of Ramadan begins with a crescent moon, and also ends with it. Due to this, the month of Ramadan is sometimes 30 days and sometimes 29 depending on the moon in the sky.
During the month of Ramadan, people ‘fast’ which means that they avoid eating food from sunrise to sunset. This is to allow people to understand how a starving man might feel and it helps them to appreciate the blessings they have in life. It is an important way to instil willpower, sacrifice, and self control.
Eid marks the end of the dawn-to-dusk fasting, and Muslim families around the world celebrate with a feast as well as gifts and cards.
It’s important for children in the Early Years to learn about all of the different cultures and religions across the world as it helps them to understand more about the world in which they live and develops their understanding of life in modern Britain.
We’ve developed 5 fun card designs you can print off in your setting and children can colour in to celebrate this wonderful day.