Celebrating Eid al-Adha at Hampstead Gate Day Nursery
Children from Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes have been learning all about the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha through a range of exciting activities and co-research.
From creating their very own Mehndi hands and lanterns to baking Eid biscuits and dancing to traditional music, pre-schoolers from the award-winning setting on Eelbrook Avenue were delighted to delve deeper into the culture, and why the festivities are marked.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha on the last day of the Hajj. The Hajj is pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi Arabia; it occurs every year and is the Fifth Pillar of Islam. Meanwhile at home, traditional celebrations include attending the mosque, visiting loved ones, offering presents and donating money to charity to help those less fortunate.
Hampstead Gate Day Nursery Manager, Elkie Taylor explained;
“We had a brilliant time learning more about Eid and this offered endless opportunities to showcase our creativity. We love to mark a range of different cultural and religious events throughout the year in nursery to give the children a broad understanding of the world around them and celebrate the diversity within our local community.”
Eid al-Adha begins on Monday 19th July and ends on Friday 23rd July.