Eid al Fitr
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The month of Ramadan is full of celebration and festivity as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and Duas. The Muslims fast the whole month as it teaches them the true meaning of perseverance and tolerance while being empathetic towards the poor and needy.

At the end of the month, the Muslims are rewarded with the festival of Eid al Fitr.

Muslims all over the world celebrate the festival of Eid al Fitr by starting the day with the Eid prayer. After the Eid prayers, people greet each other with the customary Eid greetings, Eid Mubarak with a formal embrace, three times. The day is spent with friends and family as they get together indulging in eating and handing out Eidi, gifts given to kids on Eid. Everyone gets new clothes made for the special occasion as every single person wants to look his/her best. The festival revolves around the theme of togetherness and happiness. In essence, Muslims celebrate the blessings bestowed upon them by Allah.

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[divider]Brooklyn Children’s Museum Celebrates Inaugural Ramadan Eid Festival[/divider]

Photo credit: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This Sunday, June 9, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Turkish Cultural Center and the Arab-American Family Support Center are hosting the Ramadan Eid Festival, welcoming Brooklynites to learn the story of Eid al-Fitr and celebrate with a full day of Turkish music, food, dancing and art! Guests can stroll through the museum’s rooftop bazaar, enjoy Turkish food and fashion, learn calligraphy and experience the beautiful art of water marbling.

From 11:00pm to 5:00pm, the museum will boast a full schedule with programs, activities and performances featuring Ali Kahya and the Brooklyn Amity School Orchestra with the Children’s Choir; the Wahab Orchestra; Ebru Water Marbling Exhibition, a workshop where participants can learn about Ebru, the traditional Turkish art of creating colorful patterns by painting on a surface of oil and water, and much more!

To see a full schedule and for tickets, go here. 

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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