South Shore Multicultural Association Hosts Iftar Party

Ramadan is a special time of the year when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. It is the ninth month in Islamic Lunar Calendar and lasts for 29 to 30 days depending on the moon sighting. At this time of the year, Muslims get together for Iftar time and pray together specially in the night which is called Taraweeh. Ramadan is not only about fasting, it’s about feeling the pain of those who are suffering from hunger and other problems. Ramadan is a time when Muslims give Charity called Sadaqa and Zakat more than any other time if the year. Ramadan is a time to purify one’s body, heart, soul and be God conscious in every action during the holy month. After Ramadan Muslims around the world celebrate Eid.

This year, we celebrated Ramadan on the South Shore at the Bridgewater Fire Department Hall in collaboration with South Shore Multicultural Association, Town of Bridgewater, YREACH and Tastylicious Treats. Red Cross Canada collected funds for Syria and Turkey Earthquake relief and Tastylicious Treats organized a delicious Middle eastern Iftar dinner for the Muslim community and public.

People from Lunenberg , Halifax, Berwick and Queens County attended the event including Deputy Mayor from Town of Bridgewater. 


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