By Roxanne Roberts–The Washington Post–July 5th, 2015 Ramadan is an intensely social, celebratory time not unlike the Christmas holiday season in the United States. Iftar dinners can be elaborate spreads; hosts compete for guests and throw impressive, sumptuous meals. Most …
On June 18th, Rumi Forum in partnership with the Turkic American Alliance hosted their annual Signature Ramadan Dinner with over 100 guests in attendance in celebration of the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
By Emily Leslie – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 25, 2015 “May God accept your fasting,” Turkish-American host Fuat Aksoy said as each member of his family bit into a date palm — together breaking their Ramadan fast.
Rumi Forum assisted with organizing the first Eid reception at the White House on October 14, 2014.
Rumi Forum organized a lunch in celebration of the Eid on August 4, 2014. Distinguished guests from think tanks, academia, media, government and embassies attended the program.
Rumi Forum organized the first ever suhoor program in Washington DC on July 19.
Rumi Forum continued the Ramadan iftar series tradition in 2014 by hosting various organizations and groups from media, think tanks, academia, government, embassies and NGOs at the Rumi Forum and with Turkish American families.
Emre Celik, President of the Rumi Forum attended VIP Iftars organized during Ramadan 2013.
Rumi Forum organized dialogue and dinner nights on the occasion of Ramadan 2013 in cooperation with numerous D.C organizations.
Rumi forum organized numerous home iftar dinners during Ramadan 2013. People from government, media, thinktanks, Ambassadors, universities and NGOs were invited to partake in an important tradition and also to engage with people of various backgrounds. The most unique meal …