Festivals are celebrated in a montessori environment, based on the geographical location of the school and the demographic composition of the school.
We at Footprint Montessori celebrate Christmas, Deepawali, Eid, and Onam (in alphabetical order, with no particular preference to any culture), with much fervour.
As the academic year began, July brought in Eid ul Fitr, the feast which marks the culmination of the month of Ramzan.
Children, very enthusiastically, came dressed in colourful ethnic clothes to celebrate the day. One teacher explained to the children the significance of the festival. The older ones understand every word and even have questions; the younger ones just absorbs the spoken word into their sub-conscious. But they all know that the occasion is of sublime importance.
They were told how to greet and wish each other on the occasion. Later at snack time, a traditional sweet called sheer korma was a served. One parent sent a large dish of Falooda which is also prepared for the occasion. Children tasted the flavours of the feast and celebrated a certain oneness with each other.