Iftar at Somerset House

Residents at Somerset House are currently observing Ramadan, engaging in spiritual practices, acts of worship, and showing empathy towards those in need. Being unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, they understand the challenges faced by others and are grateful for the opportunity to reflect on their own experiences.

One of the significant practices during Ramadan is breaking the fast, also known as iftar. It is a cherished moment at home with family that fosters a sense of connection and togetherness. Iftar begins at Maghrib (sunset) each day. In many parts of the world, including the UK,  the time of Iftar varies as the month progresses, due to changes in day length.

The other meal of the day for those who are fasting is called Suhoor, which is eaten early in the morning before dawn.

Residents of Somerset House hosted an iftar meal with staff.  They all contributed £5.  Together they cooked a delicious meal of roasted vegetables, Keema, lamb and rice.  Keema is a flavourful dish made of minced meat, onions, tomatoes, spices & herbs.