Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-UL-Fitr Story

Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-UL-Fitr Story
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ISBN10: 
0764126717
ISBN13: 
9780764126710
Pages: 
24
Published: 
September 1st 2004 by Barron's Educational Series
Rating: 
4.09

Books in the "Festival Time" series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday s meaning to kids. A typical Muslim family celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In 2004, Ramadan lasts for the entire 30-day lunar month from October 16 through November 13. In 2005, it occurs from October 5 through November 3. It is the time of year for parents and older children to fast, give special praise to God, and be charitable to the poor and needy. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr occurs on the day following the last day of Ramadan. Families welcome this festival with an elaborate meal attended by extended family and friends. Traditional foods are eaten, including dates and pomegranates."

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