For observers of the Islamic tradition, the holy month of Ramadan is a time when observant Muslims across the world fast from sunrise till sunset.
Commencing with the sighting of the new moon, Ramadan marks the ninth month in the Islamic Lunar calendar and it is a special time of spiritual renewal for the Muslim community. As a most blessed month, it is a time for reflection and gratitude, purification and prayer and renewal of one's faith.
Sunday 20 and 27 May, 1pm
Tuesday 5 and 12 June, 11am
Join us as we explore this holiday and its many traditions through family-friendly activities. Children are invited to colour in their very own Ramadan placemat, make a fanoos (paper lantern), add a good deed to our growing Good Deed Tree and read the children's book Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns By Hena Khan.
Sunday 3 June, 4pm–7.45pm, $50
Benevolence Australia, Victorian Multicultural Commission and Immigration Museum invite you to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan at the first Iftar dinner ever hosted at the museum. Guest Chef Hana Assafari of Morrocan Soup Bar will serve the traditional meal that breaks fast each day at sunset during this holy month.
Reserve one of the limited places to experience an exclusive insight into this rich cultural tradition.