Ramadan Tent Dinners

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water or food from dawn to dusk. Iftar – or fast breaking – dinners take place each night once the sun sets. This is an important time not only for those who participate in Ramadan because of their faith, but also it is an important time for practicing Muslims to share their tradition with friends from different backgrounds over delicious food and through lively conversation. It is truly a special time when people of all backgrounds come together and share in the Iftar experience, learning about different cultures and faiths in the process. In order to share this experience with friends, LDC has been organizing Ramadan Tent Dinners which is a tradition in Turkey where huge tents are set to serve food to the people for the iftar dinner. We aim to bring people from different backgrounds and life experiences around the same table and built friendships while enjoying the food served.

This has been the 5th tent organization this year in 2015 where we set the tent at the Payrow Plaza of Bethlehem and served dinner for two days. We had around 200 guests joined as the iftar dinners each day where city officials, people from various disciplines of academia and social leaders and many other public figures were among them.