Celebration of Ramzan

Chennai - ramzan-1Chennai –Different colors of flowers make the altar beautiful. It is certainly true and evident in the real activities of Don Guanella Evening School. Staff members and children of the evening school celebrated Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan), an Islamic feast, on July 18th because the school is comprised of children of different religions. The national flag has three colors yet signifies unity, likewise we have many groups of children, and so the feast was celebrated with Muslim friends at DGES. Two of our evening school children, Thaslima and Nazreen, have explained about the feast and its significance. Literally this feast is called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations. At Eid al-Fitr people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family. A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and making contributions to mosques. It was a good opportunity for all other students to know the culture of another religion. At the end, we had distribution of the sweets. Finally we wished everyone a happy feast of Eid al-Fitr.

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