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The Big Iftar is a community-led initiative launched in 2012.

What is Ramadan? What is an Iftar?

Ramadan is a month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for thirty days. It is a month of spiritual reflection and personal development – donating time and money to charity is very much part of the month too. Ramadan gives Muslims the perfect opportunity to reach out to neighbours and strengthen relationships. Eating together is one of the most natural and well-established ways of developing deeper friendships and, in our experience, there is no better way of breaking barriers than by inviting people to share a meal.

Iftar is the special daily meal at the end of each day when fasting finishes. Each country and culture has its own special traditions during Ramadan and different foods are eaten around the world. Britain’s varied, and diverse Muslim communities very much reflect that.

Find out more here about Ramadan and Iftar.

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