Children at ABC Day Nursery in Hyde recently celebrated Eid to mark the end of Ramadan.
The celebration saw the children dress up in traditional head scarves and read stories about families celebrating Eid.
They also enjoyed a traditional meal for lunch and even made Indian sweets, which they helped to hand out within the Hyde community.
The children designed their own henna patterns; an exercise which helped to improve their fine motor skills. The ABC staff team also dressed in saris and had mehndi patterns painted on their hands to celebrate the festival with the help of parents and local businesses kindly donating their time and services on the day.
“The children looked at henna designs from books and images to help inspire them to create their own patterns,” said Nursery Manager Amy Booth. “They had a thoroughly enjoyable time celebrating Eid this year and learning more about the tradition. We feel it’s really important to celebrate a variety of cultural festivals and holidays throughout the year, to build on children’s natural curiosity about the wider world around them.”