On April 19, parents gathered under the tent in the EC Garden for a Breakfast My Way to celebrate Ramadan, Eid, and other Muslim traditions. Hosted by Amira Annabi, parent to Nour in the Blue Cluster, the breakfast took place on a chilly morning, but attendees warmed up with hot coffee and mint tea. The menu also featured makroudh, a sweet dessert of semolina dough with a date filling, masfouf, sweet tunisian couscous, and dates. Annabi and her family also provided books about Tunisia for attendees to peruse through, and as Annabi said, “even though they are in French they have very nice pictures!”
Nour spoke to the crowd, explaining that “Eid is at the end of Ramadan, and Ramadan is the month where you fast, to think about what others don’t have. During Eid, children celebrate by getting new clothes and sweets; families visit each other and give gifts and food.” Students in Nour’s advisory also came down to the breakfast, and cheered on their classmate as she spoke.
Annabi also expressed her gratitude to the Gaynor community, and how happy and grateful they are that Nour is at the school.
Breakfast My Way is an event sponsored by the Parents’ Association to bring parents together to learn about the breakfast traditions, holidays, and cultures of their fellow Gaynor families. This was the fourth breakfast this year; the previous breakfasts celebrated Diwali, Hanukkah, and Lunar New Year.