Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr

Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr

With Praying, Fasting, and Charity

By Deborah Heiligman

National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9780792259275, 31pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2006

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. "Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr" examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide.
Deborah Heiligman's text examines the historical, religious, and cultural aspect of this Muslim holiday. The book's beautiful photographs are complemented with a map pinpointing the exact locations illustrated. The extensive back matter also includes a list of further resources such as books and Web sites, useful for the research student and paper writer in grades one to four.
The book's consultant, Dr. Neguin Yavari gives an explanatory note about the religious and cultural significance of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr.
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About the Author
Deborah Heiligman is the author of 30 books for children and teens. She lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Weiner, their two sons, and their Cairn Terrier.