Eid-ul-fitr is the celebration that takes place to mark the ending of the month long fasting of Ramadan. It is a time for families and friends to come together celebrating this blessed occasion and is a significant time for Muslims all around the world.
Sharon Martin, NIROMP chair said: ”Eid Mubarak 🌙✨From my family to yours, wishing you peace, health and happiness.”
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid takes place at the end of Ramadan – a month of prayer and fasting. The name “Eid al-Fitr” translates as “the festival of the breaking of the fast”. Like the beginning of Ramadan, Eid begins with the first sighting of the new moon. For most Muslims in the UK, this will be on the evening of Monday 2 May.
Watch Sara, a young British girl, talk all about her Ramadan and Eid experiences:
In this short video, children talk about their religion and how they will be celebrating Eid.
COOK UP A DELICIOUS FEAST
You can learn about the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr, cultural traditions and the delicious foods eaten during the breaking of the fast of Ramadan and cook up a delicious feast from these tried and tested recipes: HERE
Helping children who are fostered develop a strong sense of identity: Shopna’s story
Foster carer Shopna is supporting a young Muslim child from Afghanistan.
In this short piece, Shopna talks about her role in helping young people to feel confident in themselves, their identity and their religion HERE
Eid in the Square 2022
This year will be the Mayor of London’s 17th Eid in the Square. Developed in partnership with London based arts, culture and grass roots Muslim organisations this vibrant festival brings communities, families and friends together to enjoy the celebrations.
More information and how to register: HERE
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EVENTS CALENDAR
This calendar developed by colleagues in the NHS provides a selection of key dates reflecting our diverse population. It is important to remember that children, young people and families practice their faith in different and it is always best not to make assumptions. While developed to support staff in the NHS, we think this is also a helpful resource for independent reviewing officers, foster carers and all those supporting children in care.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Events Calendar: HERE