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Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Communal Meal To Break The Fast In Pristina

Published 31 July 2013

Muslims in Kosovo are observing the holy month of Ramadan with the traditional fast from dawn until sundown. In the capital, Pristina, a number of charity organizations and international donors have set up communal dining tents where believers can come together and share a free dinner for iftar, the meal that breaks the fast at the day's end.


Children in Pristina share an iftar dinner.


Muslims wait in line for their iftar meal, sponsored by several NGOs and international donors.


The Turkish flag and a picture of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hang on one side of the tent. Turkey is one of the main sponsors of the free dinner program.


Turkey has sponsored iftar celebrations in Kosovo, its Muslim ally, for a number of years.


A young Kosovar girl eats her iftar dinner. The holy month ends on the evening of August 7, when Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr.