In observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, CRCL Officer Margo Schlanger and staff participated in several Iftar dinners sponsored by the Department, other federal agencies, various international embassies, and Muslim community centers in the Washington area. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast each day from dawn to sunset and then break their fast with an evening meal called Iftar. The Iftar meal is an opportunity for families and communities to fellowship, often resulting in large gatherings at mosques and community centers.
Along with the Department's first Iftar; CRCL staff also attended dinners hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development; the Treasury department; the British, Pakistan, and Qatar embassies; and the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
At the beginning of September, Officer Schlanger also attended the U.S. State Department's Eid Al-Fitr celebration, marking the holiday that ends Ramadan.
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