This week marks one of the most important holidays of the year in Jordan–and CRP Summer Camp wasted no time celebrating.You might be thinking to yourself, “Wait, didn’t Eid already happen?” Well yes, and no–there is not one, but two different Eids each year. In April we celebrated Eid Al Fitr, and this week we are celebrating Eid Al Adha.

Eid Al Adha is the later of the two, and celebrations can last for multiple days. This is a period in which people spend time with family and friends, exchange gifts, and share food with those in need.

Because a sheep played a pivotal role in the origination story, you’ll often find a sheep motif during Eid. The kids at CRP not only created their own sheep decorations, but they also enjoyed a feast of candy, juice, and traditional Eid desserts such as date-filled cookies called ma’amoul.

Summer camp teachers, Sabaa and Fatima, got creative and utilized the holiday in the kids’ Arabic lessons–by teaching them how to write expressions for this special time.

I wish you greetings every year: كل عام وأنتم بخير
Eid Mubarak: عيدكم مبارك
Happy holidays for all: عيد سعيد للجميع
Happy new year: كل سنة وانتم طيبين

The final product was nothing short of heart-warming–a banner filled with the children’s well wishes to welcome the holiday.

Eid Mubarak!

Milkay Teysir
CRP Summer Intern