Gaskell Primary School children celebrate Eid
11:10am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
CHILDREN celebrated Eid in style at Gaskell Primary School.
The Thomas Holden Street Primary invited pupils from nearby Moorgate School in Entwistle Street to join in with the celebrations.
The day started with a special assembly where children and parents from a range of faiths shared naats (prayers), sang and danced.
The children danced, played games and feasted on food provided by the parents.
The festival, also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important in the Muslim calendar. It remembers the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.
Headteacher Emily Kirk said: “We’re a multicultural school and look forward to celebrating our families’ festivals.”
“The partying continued long into the afternoon with fun games and delicious party food kindly supplied by parents.
“Our Eid celebrations are always one of the highlights of our year and this year was no exception.”
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