Majority of the Muslims around the world awaits the arrival of the first Ramadan with anticipation and longing. Longing for the blessed month of Ramadan, fasting and reflecting while performing the daily routines, having iftar with family and friends in the evening, and spending the nights in worshiping privately to earn Allah’s blessings and mercy. The moon sighting in anticipation of the first day of Ramadan or Eid is such a lovely tradition in the Muslim world.
Growing up, the Ramadan and Eid moon sighting was an exciting event for my family. Dropping everything and hanging out, on the roof top or a wide open play ground, with many other children from the neighborhood and parents was pretty much the norm. The anticipation building for the moment of sighting a Ramadan moon or the Eid moon.
The excitement in the air was so contagious. A sense of community that is getting ready to fast together for a month or getting ready to celebrate together if it was the Eid moon. Trying to locate the crescent and seeing the moon for the first time was an electrifying sensation which our kids growing up in non majority Muslim countries often miss out. To give them a glimpse of the tradition, I started making a simple moon sighting crown for my daughter to wear and go out in search of the moon.
It was such a joy to see her excitement last year, so I decided to make it a tradition for our family and share it with all of you lovely parents.
Materials needed to make Moon Sighting Tiara/Crown:
Pen or pencil
Star cookie cutter (we used the one in With A Spin Peace set)
1. Take your choice of paper and draw a set of parallel line that are about 1.5inch apart. This will be the band of the crown.
2. Trace the star cookie cutter in a way that part of the star is little above the 1.5 inch band.
3. Cut along the two lines and the star keeping the star attached to the band.
4. Trace a few more starts, cut them and decorate the crown with them.
5. Take measurement of your child’s head and glue the two ends of the band.
6. Let your child wear the crown when going out to find the Ramadan moon or the Eid moon.
Here’s a quick video of the Ramadan moon sighting headband –
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