Ramadan Begins!

p paraeid="{cae9b922-c7d8-495e-a04a-a8d62233cae8}{154}" paraid="2050038467"Today marks the 2021 beginningnbsp;of Ramadan,nbsp;an important celebration to Muslims across the world.nbsp;/p p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{da3edba8-8435-4d15-8b16-3d0b6862a3bb}{87}" paraid="109510486" xml:lang="EN-US"img alt="Illustration from Samira's Eid by Enebor Attard, a landscape in the night with a crescent moon and a house" height="400" src="https://uk.mantralingua.com/sites/default/files/crescent%20moon%20ramadan%20end%20eid%20al%20fitr%20begin%20mecca.jpg" width="649" //p p paraeid="{cae9b922-c7d8-495e-a04a-a8d62233cae8}{162}" paraid="1267000952"For the next month, from sunrise to sunset,nbsp;fasting is traditional for any healthy adult. Innbsp;a href="https://uk.mantralingua.com/product-type/Book?title=Samira" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"Samira's Eid/span/a, by Nasreen Aktar and Enebor Attard, a young girl and her brother are introduced to the tradition of Ramadan fasting.nbsp;Ramadan is meant for spiritual reflection and prayer.nbsp;The end ofnbsp;the fastnbsp;is marked by the sighting of thenbsp;crescentnbsp;moon in Mecca, and a feast on Eid al-Fitr, May 12 this year.nbsp;/p p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{da3edba8-8435-4d15-8b16-3d0b6862a3bb}{169}" paraid="1385685178" xml:lang="EN-US"img alt="Illustration from Samira's Eid by Enebor Attard, a table laden with fresh fruit and dishes for the feast of Eid al Fitr" height="500" src="https://uk.mantralingua.com/sites/default/files/eid%20al%20fitr%20feast%20Mantra%20Lingua%20Enebor%20Attard.jpg" width="500" //p p paraeid="{cae9b922-c7d8-495e-a04a-a8d62233cae8}{182}" paraid="1567819344"Eid al-Fitrnbsp;is also about family and loved ones.nbsp;Samira’s grandmother has been to hospital and they’re not sure if they will see her for the celebration, a situationnbsp;that is sadly especially easy for many families to relate to this year. Many families across the UK will not be able to come together as they are used to, but don’t forget that you can still send cards and give your loved onesnbsp;a phone-call to let them know you care.nbsp;/p p paraeid="{cae9b922-c7d8-495e-a04a-a8d62233cae8}{218}" paraid="287787935"img alt="Illustration from Samira's Eid by Enebor Attard, Samira and her brother sitting at a table making cards for their relatives and friends" height="500" src="https://uk.mantralingua.com/sites/default/files/samira%20brother%20sister%20making%20cards%20eid%20al%20fitr.jpg" width="524" //p p paraeid="{cae9b922-c7d8-495e-a04a-a8d62233cae8}{220}" paraid="730643449"Samira’snbsp;Eidnbsp;can benbsp;usednbsp;tonbsp;introduce children to anothernbsp;culture and celebration,nbsp;or as a new waynbsp;to share with themnbsp;thenbsp;traditions that are alreadynbsp;familiar.nbsp;The bilingualnbsp;text on every page makes it possible to read along even if English isn’t your first language, and makes it an especially lovely gift for anyone who speaks any of thea href="https://uk.mantralingua.com/products/samiras-eid?sku=EIDKUR" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"nbsp;7nbsp;languages/span/a the book is available in together with English.nbsp;The map at the end of the book,nbsp;and thenbsp;glossary,nbsp;introduce more children to the cultural and geographical aspectsnbsp;of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.nbsp;nbsp;/p p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{e0fb41e3-964f-4b7f-a9d0-631b5cbcee63}{103}" paraid="2002789120" xml:lang="EN-US"img alt="full spread from Samira's Eid in Arabic and English with illustrations by Enebor Attard and text by Nasreen Aktar" height="350" src="https://uk.mantralingua.com/sites/default/files/samiras%20eid%20mosque%20teacher%20gift%20arabic.jpg" width="529" //p p paraeid="{935fe379-10fc-4e0a-ae73-28f149921c82}{23}" paraid="893264795"If your family celebrates, we would love to hear about your traditions on our a href="https://www.facebook.com/Mantralingua/" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"Facebook/span/a, a href="https://www.instagram.com/mantralingua/" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"Instagram/span/a or a href="https://twitter.com/mantralingua?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"Twitter/span/a!nbsp;What's different about how you are able to observe Ramadan andnbsp;Eid al-Fitrnbsp;this year? Who will be joining you in your home, ornbsp;over a distance?nbsp;br / br / If you already have one of our a href="https://uk.mantralingua.com/product-type/Talking%20Devices" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"talking pens/span/a, you can also listen to the book, or record yourself on every page. And if you are in the U.S., a href="https://usa.mantralingua.com/products/samiras-eid?sku=EIDTUR" target="_blank"span style="color:#0000FF;"we have the book/span/a there too!/p