New Horizon School Pasadena is hosting an Eid ul-Fitr Carnival on Monday, May 2, to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Pasadena celebration is open to anybody who’d like to attend, not just to the Muslim community.
Muslims in los Angeles County joined millions of others around the world who spent the last month fasting from dawn to dusk to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan ends with prayers but also festivity.
This is the first time in two years that the Muslim community in Los Angeles is meeting in person, and New Horizon School is glad to be hosting the celebration, said Maryam Saleemi, Advancement Director at New Horizon School.
“We are expecting about 400 people and what we’ve arranged is a delicious breakfast,” Saleemi said. “It’s going to have Arabic food, Mediterranean food, Muslim food, and we will also have rides – amusement park rides and festival games, face painting, balloon animals, hennas, inflatables and jumpers. We will also be sharing our community peace garden that we have on our facility with the entire community. So we’re really looking forward to just being together after being away for so long.”
In the United States, Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated Monday. The date is calculated according to the sighting of the new moon in Saudi Arabia, where a moon-sighting committee typically makes the announcement.
New Horizon School has handed out flyers to let neighbors know about the event, and has also invited their interfaith partners and Pasadena City officials, including Mayor Victor Gordo, representatives from Senator Anthony Portantino’s office, Councilmember John Kennedy, Commander Jason Clawson from the Pasadena Police Department, and Dr. Ying Ying Goh from the Pasadena Public Health Department, Saleemi said.
“This is an event that’s been a tradition in Pasadena and it’s just something that we’ve all missed,” she continued. “And so we look forward to just opening up our school doors and our community doors to anybody who’d like to attend and join and celebrate with us.”
Adult tickets are $25 during the pre-sale and $30 after May 1. Kids’ tickets, for ages 4 to 12, are $20 on presale and $25 after Sunday.
New Horizon School adheres to the local COVID-19 health guidelines. Requirements for entry will align with those set by the Pasadena Public Health Department at the time of the event.
To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/NHSPEid. Ticket sales will be limited, the organizers said.
For more information, call the New Horizon School Advancement Office, (626) 795-5186 or email advancement@newhorizonschool,
New Horizon School Pasadena is located at 651 N. Orange Grove Blvd.