Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. It is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. On this day, people hug and wish one another Eid Mubarak. They also offer prayer, charity and celebrate with loved ones. It is a day full of colorful attire, delicious food, lights, and jubilation.
Reinterpretation of Eidgah, a beloved classic Eid book from India
Munshi Premchand was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindustani literature. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent, and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindi writers of the early twentieth century. Eidgah is one of the most beloved books of Premchand.
The story of Eidgah will be performed through virtual storytelling with original music and illustration by Thresh Performing Arts Collaborative, an award-winning NY based organization committed to creating provocative dialogue on identity and migrant experience.
Eid Crafts: Making Eid Cards with Urdu Mom
Tamania aka Urdu Mom and her daughter teach children how to make pop-up Eid cards to exchange with family and friends to celebrate the community spirit of Eid using common household supplies. Click here to try it yourself!
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS:
The Culture Tree
The Culture Tree promotes cultural literacy about South Asia through language classes and educational & cultural programs for children and their families to instill a deeper connection with their heritage and the world around them. Visit their site to learn more about The Culture Tree.
We are grateful to our past partners and honor their ongoing work:
The Arab-American Family Support Center‘s mission is to empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities. In the face of Covid-19 response, there has been increased demand across all their programs, and a commensurate response through programs, financial support, and connection to resources.
Please visit https://www.aafscny.org to learn more about their important work.