“Taste of Ramadan” Celebration a Huge Success
Iftar is an Arabic word denoting the breaking of the fast during Ramadan and is often done in a community setting. This year’s iftar was even bigger than the last, with around 200 people showing up to CAIR-Chicago’s downtown office to be greeted with over 30 dishes from 21 different countries. The food represented a wide range of cultures including: the Mediterranean, the Arabian Levant, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Morocco, Palestine, Israel, Algeria, Egypt, India, Senegal, Poland, Austria, France, Spain, and Iran.
CAIR-Chicago staff, interns, friends and family members all generously provided the elaborate appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrees, deserts, and specialty beverages for the event.
Overall, it was a joyful community-building event.
“Taste of Ramadan” was quite a success this year in uniting Muslims and non-Muslims to share in tasty food and lively conversation,” said Gerald Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator and the main organizer of the iftar. “I can’t wait until next year’s!”