Ramadan Dinners


For Muslims, Ramadan is a sacred month of fasting, reflection, and prayer. It is commemorated as the month in which Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Quran, the Muslim sacred book. One of Islam’s five guiding principles is the practise of fasting. Muslims fast from daybreak to dusk every day during Ramadan.


The Intercultural Dialogue Institute Ottawa organizes a series of community Iftar (fast-breaking) dinners during the month of Ramadan. Iftar dinners bring together people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds and are used to promote conversation and intercultural understanding. They include a wide range of subjects pertaining to normative beliefs and principles found in numerous religious and cultural traditions.


Unity at Dusk: “An Intercultural Friendship Iftar Mosaic 2024”

Come join us for a night of delicious food and great company at our Friendship Iftar Dinner event! Let’s break our fast together and enjoy a feast filled with laughter and friendship. This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones. The Intercultural

Community & Friendship Dinner at Parliament Hill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not forget about the earthquake victims in Turkey during his message at the Community and Friendship iftar held at the Parliament building in Ottawa. In his message, Trudeau said that he is proud to live in a country where diversity is the greatest strength