A welcome respite from the surrounding gloom and doom of news headlines, the annual #Sareera Street Iftar was a cherished escape. Attended by close to 2,000 people, this ritual classic is a Ramadan calendar staple. Credit to the Sareera superstars who with smiles and boundless patience, coordinate this gigantic feat-feeding EVERY guest, be they family, friend, neighbour or curious interloper. There’s bustling crowds, fairy floss, information booths, cake stalks and my favourite – the jovial coffee sellers serving old school Turkish coffee, brewed to perfection. 

These nights embody the Ramadan spirit. A camaraderie of peoples from all corners of the world, smiling, connecting and well wishing. This is the story of solidarity and compassion that never gets told. Kudos to the expert team coordinating this event year after year. Tonights energy facilitate a much needed platform, to reassure communities of their collective worth and support for one another. 

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