Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ramadan Tent Dinner in Christmas City?
For two days next week, the Turkish American community is inviting you to share dinner, in the hope that "by breaking bread together we will have a stronger dialogue and better understanding of each others values, faith and ethnicity."
These dinners will be on July 17 and 18, 8:30 PM, at Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem. They're free and open to all, though you are asked to call or email in advance. They come courtesy of Lehigh Dialogue Center, Turkish Cultural Center Pennsylvania and the City of Bethlehem.
What is Ramadan? According to the Lehigh Dialogue Center, "Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. Every year we ask our friends and neighbors to participate in a life experience in the month of Ramadan. We organize Ramadan dinners at our centers, our ember's homes, churches, synagogues and colleges to portray and experience the Ramadan's role in sharing, feeding and helping the poor."