If you are thinking of organising an event that brings communities together and would like to be part of the Ramadan Festival and boost your event’s profile then please get in touch with us.
The website and extensive social media presence will be utilised to maximise publicity and awareness of activities, providing updates as events happen and sharing ideas and information for people to look at for inspiration. Having been awarded the Inspire mark, we expect the Ramadan Festival to generate lots of interest.
The strength of the Festival comes through partnerships.
The first Ramadan Festival, initiated by Ahmed Larouz, was held in 2005 in the Netherlands in more than 9 cities and since then they have grown from strength to strength. Over 150 Muslim organisations, mosques, interfaith networks and more have worked closely with professionals and businesses to organise community iftars, lectures, debates, hospitality dinners and childrens’ parties.
In the Netherlands alone in 2010 there were more than 2,000 activities organised in 42 different cities
Ramadan Festivals have also taken place in Switzerland, Belgium and Norway. We’ve already brought the Ramadan Festival to the UK in 2007 and during the London 2012 Games.
About Ramadan Festival
We are using Ramadan as an opportunity to bring people together from different faiths and share in the atmosphere that is created at such a special time of year for Muslims. An important opportunity to highlight our shared values and to organise events and activities at all levels that people can easily engage in, be part of and benefit from.
All activities of the Ramadan Festival come under at least one of three main headings:
- Acquaintance and dialogue
- Breaking down barriers, removing misconceptions
- Expanding and creating networks (New links and future working relationships have all been positive outcomes of previous Festivals)