The St Albans Big Iftar

 

Reserve your Iftar Pack here

 

What is the St Albans Big Iftar?

The St Albans Big Iftar is a unique annual event for St Albans  to come together and share a meal together during Ramadan in the form of Iftar, Breaking of the fast.

In 2019 the first ever St Albans community Iftar was be held in Fleetville Recreation Ground on 18 May 2019, followed by a social distanced version in 2020, where we all had to observe Ramadan in isolation due to the Pandemic.  This also means that our Planned Big Iftar needed to adapt and think of new ways to bring communities together.

So the Fast for the Day concept was born, and on 20 May 2020, over a 100 people, who had never fasted before joined the Muslim community in a fast.  They started and ended with a virtual Sehri & Iftar.

Another year, another year in partial lock down means we can not get back to a the BIG Iftar as planned, so we are asking you again to take up the challenge to Fast for a Day on 4 May  2021.

What is Ramadan & Iftar?
Ramadan is a month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for thirty days and runs from 13 April  – 12 May 2021. It is a month of spiritual reflection, personal development, charity and community.  Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and strengthen friendships.

Iftar is the special daily meal at the end of each day when fasting finishes. Every community & culture has its own special traditions during Ramadan, and we want to make the St Albans Iftar a new tradition for the entire community.

This will be followed by the call to pray, which signals the end of the day, the fast and the commencing of the Iftar.

So are you ready for the challenge? if so sign up to the Fast for a day here, and book your Iftar Pack:

As part of your fasting experience you will also receive an Iftar Pack, which includes:

  • A pack of dates to break you fast with and to share with your neighbors
  • A Eid Card – designed by the 20th St Albans Ansar Scouts for you to use
  • A quick and nutritional breakfast to start the fast
  • Some added extra treats.

The Adda club is the lead organiser of the event working with St Albans City & District Council Community Engagement Team and other local organisations to ensure the event is enjoyable for all.

What is the Big Iftar?

The St Albans Big Iftar is part of the National Big Iftar initiative that started in 2012 to find out more about the Big Iftar please visit www.thebigiftar.org