The children in Hippos today have been celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid.
Eid is a celebration to mark the end of Ramadam. This is where Muslims fast for a month and they are only able to eat and drink before the sun rises and after it has set each day. On an evening it has been around 9.30-10pm when this happens but is dependent on the moon.
Muslims know the festival can start when there is a new moon.
The children have been dressing up in Asian clothing and wearing head scarves which they have thoroughly enjoyed.
The children have also had the opportunity to make their own chickpea samosas and sample some traditional Indian foods including onion bajii's, samosas and popadoms.
During group time, the children have been reading stories to understand the festival of Eid and discussing this in small groups.
Suriah our staff member was showing the children some Henna and the children were able to design their own Henna hand art with coloured pencils and tissue paper and have made some beautiful creations.
The children in Hippos really have had a wonderful day and it has been really interesting to learn about other cultures and traditions. Suriah was also very grateful to be able to share her culture with us at the nursery.