Iftar Program That Contributes to Social Peace

Finnish Polar volunteers organized a wonderful iftar program in Helsinki with around 200 guests. Artists, educators, public officials and many people from the business world attended the fast-breaking program, whose opening speech was made by priest Jaakko Kara. In the program, which was offered in English and Finnish, there were many colorful Ramadan-themed content such as video presentations on Ramadan, live music, puppet talk show. After the recitation of the Qur’an, the fasts were opened with the adhan. Most of the participants stated that they attended an iftar program for the first time and that they liked the food and the program very much. A lady who attended the fast-breaking dinner said, “Even though you are immigrants, hosting us with such a great organization impressed me a lot and it was very meaningful. Everything was perfect. Thank you.” said.

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