Summer By The River: Open Iftar Arafah 2023

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Ramadan Tent Project returns to Hay's Galleria to break fast and share in the beauty and rewards of the Day of Arafah. Arafah is the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, the month in which the pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj) takes place. Muslims across the globe mark this blessed day by fasting from dawn to dusk.

What is Open Iftar?

Open Iftar is the flagship initiative of RTP, a charity developing the understanding and experience of Ramadan and fasting.

Since 2013, Open Iftar has connected over 500,000 across the country at cultural landmarks from the V&A, Wembley Stadium and Trafalgar Square, to Manchester Cathedral, Villa Park and Bradford’s Centenary Square and many more!

Open Iftar bridges communities; it is a space in which our commonalities are highlighted, our differences celebrated and human connection is forged.

At sunset, Maghrib prayer is observed followed by a meal to break fast. This meal is called Iftar.


This is a ticketed event. Free tickets were allocated at random following registration of interest. There are a limited number of tickets available to purchase for £10 via Eventbrite; £5 of this will be donated to Islamic Relief and £5 is a donation to RTP.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/652686572107

Ticket holders will be given priority on the day of the event. Should we not reach capacity ahead of the programme starting, non-ticket holders will be seated on a first-come-first-serve basis until capacity is reached.