Eid al-Adha, also known as the Greater Eid or the Festival of Sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his only son Ishmael. It marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, and is celebrated with visits to family and friends, a fine meal (usually lunch or a late breakfast), fine new clothes, and giving gifts or money to children. Eid al-Adha will next be celebrated on 31st August - 1st September 2017.
Eid al-Fitr, also known as just Eid, is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Celebrations continue for one, two or three days, and people wish each other Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid Said (Happy Eid). Celebrations vary by country but include gatherings to view the new moon, decorating homes inside and out, family visits, eating special sweet foods, neighbourhood fairs, visits to amusement parks, wearing new clothes and giving and receiving gifts. Eid al-Fitr is next celebrated on 25th June 2017.
We hope you enjoy this new collection of Eid activities for kids. We have some lovely Eid printables, including cards, posters and writing frames, a selection of Eid colouring pages to suit all ages, and Eid crafts that you can enjoy one on one or with a group of children.