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Windsor Castle Hosts Ramadan Iftar for the First Time in History

For the first time in history, Windsor Castle hosted a Ramadan iftar event inviting people of all faiths and none to share the meal on the grounds of the royal estate this weekend.

The event was co-hosted by the Royal Collection Trust and the Ramadan Tent Project, Town & Country Mag reported.

Omar Salha, the founder of the Ramadan Tent Project, posted on X after the event, “An unforgettable experience touring the majestic grounds of Windsor followed by #iftar showcasing heritage, tradition & unity.”

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The event, organized by Ramadan Tent Project, was one among 25 venues nationwide to embrace this initiative.

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“The iconic Windsor Castle is steeped in rich heritage and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our hosts for their warm welcome and hospitality,” said Dowshan Humzah, advisory board member at Ramadan Tent Project.

Open Iftar events are taking place across the UK throughout the month, with meals at Windsor Castle and the British Library before the festival culminates with a final community meal held at London’s Trafalgar Square on 8 April.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.