Ramadan is a special time for the Islamic religion worldwide. And as Street Feast falls right in the middle, we wanted to show how you could consider those in your community who may be observing it.
Ramadan is a time where Muslims reflect on their beliefs, the teachings of the Koran, and fast, from before sunrise to sunset, over the 30 days. At the end of each day, an Iftar meal is held, where families come together and break their fast.
Last year, Human Appeal held an Iftar Street Feast to be inclusive of the diverse faiths and cultures in their community, it was as simple as changing the time of the event. With the sun setting around 9.30pm in the warmer months, why not start your Iftar Street Feast the Saturday night before? It will definitely run into Sunday!
Charlotte Bishop, part of the human Appeal team who organised last year’s Iftar Street Feast, says that it’s an amazing opportunity to share culture while broadening the community’s knowledge about different religions.
“Food cultivates questions and conversations and breaks down perceived difference. So it’s about people and community and stories and sharing. It’s about realising similarities with a shared starting point- food!”
If you would like to host an Iftar Street Feast, register here.
If you are planning on throwing an Iftar Street Feast, or another special Street Feast celebration, we’d absolutely love to hear your plans. Please drop Mel a line at firstname.lastname@example.org