On March 26, just a few days after the start of the holy month of Ramazan. The English Premier League club Chelsea will hold the first-ever iftar (fast-breaking meal) at their home stadium, Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea Foundation will hold an open iftar on the sidelines of the field at Stamford Bridge on March 26. The London club said on Monday.This would be a first for both the club and a Premier League stadium. Starting on March 23, Ramadan will last until April 21, when the Eid-ul-Fitr festival officially begins.
The club said that “a number of nearby mosques” and “members of Chelsea’s Muslim community,” such as fans and students from local schools, would be invited to the event. Simon Taylor, the director of the Chelsea Foundation, expressed his organization’s “pleasure” in hosting a public iftar. His anticipation of meeting all of the attendees.
In addition, the Premier League team announced that the event “would be held in partnership with the Ramadan Tent Project,” a prestigious organization that was established in 2013. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of Ramadan and foster unity among different groups.
Chelsea FC took a stand against racism, hate speech, and discrimination with the “No to Hate” campaign in 2021. The club’s goals were to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.