Eid is a religious festival which Muslims all over the world celebrate. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After 30 days of fasting, Eid is the first day after that month when Muslims do not fast and enjoy their day fully. Women start preparing for their dresses, bangles, accessories and also apply Mehndi on their hand beautifully. On the other hand, men prepare for their traditional Kurta and Pyjamas. It is a ritual to prepare sweet vermicelli known as "Sewaiyyan" on the day of EID.
Eid is a festival of prayers, joy, happiness, and brotherhood. At GGS, Eid was celebrated with great fervor and excitement. The celebrations began with an informative presentation by our learner in which she explained to the children the meaning, purpose and importance of Ramzan and the subsequent celebration of Eid. They were also explained how Eid comes as a reward for those who have remained pure and noble at heart during the holy month of Ramadan and followed the path of God. Grade 6 learner also explained the intricacies of Eid and brought the cultural aspects of the celebration into focus. Both the speakers reiterated the importance of celebrating this festival by sharing joys, meeting others, distributing sweets among their loved ones and giving alms to the needy...
After the wonderful introduction to the festival of Eid, the students of class 3 were shown a video on “Eid” which further elucidated on how Eid is celebrated on a crescent moon night. Class 6 recited a poem on the occasion, conveying the message of peace and harmony. The virtual celebration was successful in conveying the significance of Eid and was much appreciated by the principal, who encouraged children to follow the path of peace, love and friendship.
The Pre-primary section was not behind in celebrating Eid with the same enthusiasm. In fact the children of Nursery and KG came dressed in the traditional attire and learnt how to meet and greet friends and relatives, and how to offer them sweet delicacies on Eid.
Parents of the same religion were invited and requested to share their thoughts and knowledge on EID. They were really happy and excited to share their knowledge with their young ones and other students. With the end of the session, learners hugged their parents and wished them EID Mubarak.