CELEBRATIONS

Ramadan

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is on the 9th day of the Islamic calender.

During Ramadan, what don’t Muslims do during daylight?

During Ramadan Muslims don’t eat or drink when it’s daylight.

Ramadan is a time for what?

Ramadan is a time of worship and contemplation. A time to strengthen family and communities.

During Ramadan when do Muslims eat?

They eat before the sun comes up and after the sun goes down.

What is the meal called at the start of the day?

The meal is called Suhoor.

What is the meal called at the end of the day?

This meal is called iftar.

What is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.

What is the meaning of Eid?

Eid means festivity.

What is the meaning of the word Fitr?

Fitr means to break the fast.

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CELEBRATIONS

IMG_1106IMG_1103HANUKKAH

How long does the Hanukkah celebration go for?

Hanukkah goes for eight days and eight nights.

Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for what?

It is the Hebrew word for dedication.

What is a Menorah?

The Menorah is a nine branch candelabra which gets lit during Hanukkah.

Why does it have nine candles?

One candle is lit each night and the ninth candle is used to light the other eight candles.

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People eat potato pancakes and jelly filled donuts.

What is a popular toy that children play with during Hanukkah?

The children play with a toy called a Dreidel.

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We made our own Menorahs.

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They are on display in the corridor.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 3/4B!

Our integrated topic this term is “Celebrations”. We have learnt about American Independence Day and made our own hats and fireworks. Independence Day is celebrated every year on the 4th of July and is important because this was the day that lots of people signed the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks, parades and parties are how Americans celebrate Independence Day.

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Week 2 we looked at Bastille Day which is celebrated in France on the 14th July every year.

Did you know the Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille? This event was the start of The French Revolution.

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Week 3, Diwali is the Indian “Festival of Lights” it is celebrated on the 15th of the Hindu month which is in October or November. Diwali means “Rows of Lighted Lamps” the festival lasts for 5 days. People give each other gifts of sweet and candles and the houses are decorated with lamps. Fireworks are used to help celebrate the festival. It is called the “Festival of Lights” because everyone lights oil lamps and put them around their homes, streets and in gardens.

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