The Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration
Presented by the Tameez Family
Asia Society at Home
Join us online to celebrate Islamic culture and the Muslim community during Asia Society Texas Center's Festival of Eid: A Virtual Celebration presented by the Tameez Family, highlighting Eid al-Fitr!
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is an occasion of peace, joy, and festivity. People visit friends and family, give gifts, and eat sweets and delicious food.
All are welcome to participate and engage as a wider community as we celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr with two weeks of programming, showcasing Islamic traditions, arts and crafts, food, music, and more!
Check back each day or visit our Facebook page for for a new activity below! Activities are free and open to all, and unless otherwise noted, take place at 4 p.m. Central Time.
Wednesday, May 27: Islamic Art Tour
Take a virtual visit to Asia Society Texas Center to view our past Wondrous Worlds exhibition, featuring geometric Islamic patterns. After your visit, color and create your own geometric patterns.
Start your tour by visiting the exhibition webpage and downloading our guide!
Thursday, May 28: Eid Greeting Cards
Join artist Sana Mirza to create your own arabesque-patterned butterfly to bring out that free-flowing nature within you. Learn to dye your own paper with tea and delve into the traditional practices of composing your own floral patterns within the wings that lead you to the knowledge of eternity.
Friday, May 29: Eid Around the World
Travel to Japan and check out the Tokyo Camii, Japan's most famous mosque! Then learn how to make star origami with our Japan Outreach Initiative coordinator, Nina Shimaguchi.
Saturday, May 30
Join us at 11 a.m. as artist Fatema Josh (https://www.fatemajosh.com/) creates a traditional Malaysian greeting card, with a greeting in Malay!
About the Muslim Series
Through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes Asia Society’s breadth of programming opportunities, this series explores the artistic talents and stories of American Muslims to inspire our community to better understand one another.
For information about sponsoring the Muslim Series and other programs like this one, please contact Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, Director of Development, at JStephenson@asiasociety.org or 713.496.9909.
Eddie Allen and Chinhui Juhn
Alliance for Compassion and Tolerance
Shaista Khan and Shahzad Bashir
Saniah and Hyder Kazimi
Drs. Basheer and Saleha Khumawala
Monira and Azam Kundi
Shazma and Arshad Matin
Selma and Mustafa Tameez
About Asia Society at Home
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, we are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.