Hindi AY students share a meal with their teachers in celebration of Eid al-Fitr

July 7: the five NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants appear with their Hindi teacher (far left, standing) at the dinner table of a science teacher at the Daly College, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Posted On December 14, 2016 By In Hindi With 1373 Views

Celebrating Eid at Daly College

On July 7th, the NSLI-Y Hindi academic year participants visited the homes of two Muslim faculty members at the Daly College, their host high school, in celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, and means festival of breaking the fast. It is common for Muslim families to visit each other’s homes to celebrate Eid, and the NSLI-Y students were happy to participate in this tradition. At both homes, the students were joined by their language teacher, Dr. Rajopadoyay, who prepared the students with holiday greeting phrases in Hindi and Arabic and practiced Hindi vocabulary related to the holiday and traditional foods throughout the house visit. Both hosts made several foods for the students to taste, including Sevaiyan ki Kheer, a vermicelli based dessert topped with sliced almonds. The students enjoyed tasting the different foods, often pairing the sweet foods with spicy foods to balance out the flavors, as is commonly done in Indian cuisine.

Students pose as a group outside in front of a scenic backgroundNicole’s host mother and sister took the opportunity to dress her in an Indian kurta outfit in celebration of Eid. Nicole greatly enjoyed wearing traditional Indian dress for her first time and going through the process of putting it on with her host sister and mother’s guidance.

Check out the NSLI-Y Interactive Virtual Event these students participated in featuring their first impressions of India here.

The academic year students in India pose of front of a beautiful building

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