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March 30

On March 30th, the Melrose Human Rights Commission is supporting an event in collaboration with the Peace Islands Institute Boston. Iftar is the daily sunset meal to break the fast during the month of Ramadan, which begins this year at sunset on March 11th and will end on the evening of April 9th. Please join the 6th Annual Melrose Community Iftar Celebration.

The event will take place from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm at Melrose Memorial Hall, located at 590 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176. It will be open to the public, and all are welcome! RSVP is required.


5:45 p.m. – Doors Open

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Activities for children(face painting, Hanna painting, etc) and 

Speaking Program (Ramadan experiences from different cultures and countries)

6.30 p.m. – 6.45 pm – Sufi Whirling Dervish Performance ( Semazen)

6:45 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. – Athan (“call to prayer”) at sunset

6:50 p.m. – Iftar (“breaking the fast”) Dinner

8:00 p.m. – The event concludes

Suggested Donation at the door: $20 per family

Thanks to generous donations of Aida&Murat, The event is presented in partnership with Peace Islands Institute Boston