Ramadan will begin on June 6th this year. For an entire month, people who practice the Muslim faith will refrain from drinking or eating from sun up until sun down. At the end of one month (approximately July 7th), Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan with the holiday of Eid al Fitr. They will eat special foods and give zakat or charity to those less fortunate. On September 12th, Muslims will celebrate Eid al Adha, celebrating the Quran story about the sacrifice of Abraham.
Understanding the meaning behind holidays of different faiths is a very important skill to teach our students. It helps them develop understanding and compassion for the lives of others. If you have students of the Mulsim faith, this Muslim Holidays Center Packet gives you a way to help them feel included and celebrated. If you do not have students of the Muslim faith, this packet can help your students understand that there are people in the world who do things differently than they do.
Either way, this packet includes fifteen activities to help young learners to understand Muslim holidays. Download today from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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