The St Albans Big Iftar

What is the St Albans Big Iftar?

The St Albans Big Iftar is a unique community partnership for all member of the St Albans City & District community to come together and share a meal together in the form of Iftar.

This year the first ever St Albans community Iftar will be held in Fleetville Recreation Ground on 18 May 2019 from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. 

The St Albans Iftar is an open event for the whole community to attend and to share in the breaking of the fast.  The evening will include something for everyone, including mendhi, calligraphy workshops and activities for children.

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

We want you all to join us, we will be providing a free iftar meal for everyone that attends so please book your iftar meal here

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 6 May – 6 June 2019. It is a month of spiritual reflection, personal development, charity and community.  Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to reach out to our neighbours 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.

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

 

 

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