Ramadan in Romania – Iftar

A small ethnical group in Romania (0.2%) is Turkish (mostly Muslim). In honor of the celebration of the month of Ramadan by Romania’s Muslim community, US Ambassador Nicholas Taubman donated the “Ambassador’s Collection” of books to the library of the Kemal Ataturk Turkish-language National College in Medgidia. The donation included a wide range of books appropriate for ages 5-17 on American History, US culture and values, including reference books, historical fiction, biographies and books on art and literature. English-learning books and English-Romanian dictionaries were also included. Kemal Ataturk National College is an accredited Romanian school, offering instruction in Romanian, Turkish and English, with approximately 220 students from grades 1-12 attending the school.

Related link: Remarks by Ambassador Nicholas F. Taubman on the Occasion of the Visit to the Kemal Ataturk National College Medgidia

Iftar (Arabic: إفطار), refers to the evening meal for breaking the daily fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar during Ramadan is often done as a community, with Muslims gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, a date is the first thing to be consumed during Iftar when the fast is broken. – more on Wikipedia