Staff and young people at Restorative are celebrating Eid today! Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is an important festival in the Islamic faith. Also known as the Festival of Fast-Breaking, people around the world celebrate today with a feast symbolic of joy and peace.
Grove House celebrated by throwing a party. Everybody helped to decorate the house and joined in with dancing and games after, Uno is a big favourite!
One of the residents, Rafee, made some delicious food with staff, consisting of samosas, kebabs, homemade biryani, and sweet rice. For treats there was a selection of traditional Asian sweets, Gajar ka Halwa was a real hit, it is a carrot-based sweet dessert pudding made by placing grated carrots in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk, sugar, and cardamom.
After a fun-filled day some young people fell asleep on the sofa at 10pm!
Rafee, originally from Afghanistan, said to staff “This is the first time I have truly felt pure happiness in my heart since leaving my family 11 months ago. I feel complete with my new family, thank you for being my family and helping me”
Young people and staff at Somerset House had an amazing time celebrating the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid with a big party.
Everyone enjoyed themselves with traditional food and they also enjoyed some football on the TV!