Simply print it out on sturdy card stock and color it in.
Then cut out the solid lines and add adhesive along the flap past the dotted line.
Next, attach the flap to the rest of the hat in a cone shape, and punch holes on the sides for the string.
Finally attach string to the sides.
Now your Arabic New Years party hat is ready to wear at your next gathering. Print out as many as you’d like for your own personal use.
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Next Monday the western world will start a new year: 2018.
However, 1.75 billion Muslims worldwide are still in 1439 AH and the Islamic New Year doesn’t start until September 2018.
The first Islamic year began in 622 AD with the emigration of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra. Thus the Islamic new year is sometimes called Hijri New Year, written in Arabic like this رأس السنة الهجرية and pronounced as Raʼs al-Sanah al-Hijrīyah.
The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The other months are:
A few years ago, I found this wonderful way to explain the two calendars to my children.
I am so pleased that the author, Latifah Ibrahi, has created a new one, free for download here.
Don’t forget to support this wonderful business who is offering this service.
Eid is the Arabic word for holiday or festival and Milad Majid means Glorious Birth. All three words together can mean Festival of the Glorious Birth or Merry Christmas when said in the Arab world. And sometimes the three words are shortened to Milad Majid, since it’s common knowledge that to say it this time of year, you are not really talking about any other Eid.
To celebrate Milad Majid I created a printable card with a stocking that includes an arabesque design. Below is written Merry Christmas in Arabic: ميلاد مجيد.
Click on the image above to print it out, cut along the light gray line with an xacto or blade cutter and color the stocking/words any way you’d like. Tip: To help my daughter keep track of the little shapes since she choose two colors, I added a little dot for her in each area.
You can also cover the top of the stocking with mini white pompoms like we used in our Eid puff banner.
Finally, you’ll need to fold the card in half. Don’t forget, your stocking is on the left side because the card will open left to right. Arabic is written in the opposite direction of English, therefore all cards, books and magazines also open the opposite direction.