The Last Day of Ramadan

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Today is the last day of Ramadan.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, it’s a great opportunity to introduce children to different cultures, religions and traditions.    Over 1 billion people celebrate Ramadan and the month-long fast.  Today is Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting.   If you are not a practicing Muslim, your child will have many questions about Islam, why do they fast? why do they cover their heads? Talk to them and answer their questions.  The Washington Post has a beautiful front page photo today of children marking the end of Ramadan.

Supri/Reuters

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About the cultured kid

I've traveled, lived, worked and studied all over the world. Europe, North Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia. The more different the culture, the better! I'm determined to introduce my two boys to our multi-cultural world. Living in Washington, D.C. there are international festivals, parades and cultures right in our own backyard. I'll share with you our adventures around town and those that take us on international journeys. I'll also share ideas for introducing your family to foreign food, culture and community at home.

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