Learn more about Eid and check out some Eid-themed reading
In 2022 Eid al-Fitr is projected to be celebrated on the 2nd of May, the date of Eid relies upon moon placements each year and often can't be determined too far in advance.
Eid is a celebration that comes after Ramadan when Muslims around the world fast between sunrise and sunset. The word "Eid" means the festival of breaking the fast, and the day includes celebrating with Salat al-Eid prayers and eating meals with family and friends.
We want to celebrate the occasion by sharing some Eid-themed reads for your young readers to get stuck into!
All About Eid: Things to Make and Do - Sarah Shaffi and Aaliya Jaleel
Bursting with crafts and recipes, fun fill-in activities and facts about the Eid celebrations observed by over ONE BILLION Muslims twice a year, children can create magical lanterns, design and draw their own henna patterns, plan for the wonderful year ahead and make delicious treats inspired by countries and cultures all over the world. Get the book here.
The Gift of Ramadan - Laura Horton and Rabiah York Lumbard
Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. She tries to keep busy throughout the day so she won't think about food. But when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now? A great book that shows how Ramadan is a month of growing and learning and sacrificing and coming together too. Get the book here.
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan story - Reem Faruqi and Lea Lyon
Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Get the book here.
The Best Eid Ever - Asma Mobin-Uddin and Laura Jacobsen
This Eid, Aneesa should be happy. But, her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her Nonni gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. She soon discovers that the girls are refugees – they had to leave everything behind when they left their native country to live in America. Get the book here.
The Most Exciting Eid - Zeba Talkhani and Abeeha Tariq
Eid is only one sleep away! When Safa opens her present to find a brand new shiny bike she's so excited, but she absolutely does not want to share it with her cousin. As she delivers exciting Eid treats to her neighbours to spread some smiles, Safa soon sees the joy in making others happy and sharing what we have. Find out more about this book that's brand new to 2022 here.
If you're celebrating this year, have a fantastic day, Eid Mubarak!