Islamic Speakers Bureau – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Join the Islamic Speakers’ Bureau at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta on September 3rd and 4th for a storytelling program on the theme of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adha. This is the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, when Muslim pilgrims all over the world visit the holy places of Islam in Mecca. Create crafts that reflect the theme of being thankful for blessings and sharing blessings with others.
Special Storytime – 12:00 PM
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan
With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, this entrancing volume is equally at home in the classroom as it is being read to a child on a parent’s lap.
Special Music & Movement – 3:00 PM
A celebration of song and dance of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha. Eid al Adha marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). All able bodied Muslims are asked to make the journey to Mecca once in their lifetime. Join us as we listen to traditional folk music and learn some basic dance movements from the Punjab region of India.