Ethiopia- Largest Street Iftar

Ethiopia beats Egypt record for "largest street Iftar"

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

The largest street Iftar took place in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, stretching from Mexico Square to Bambis Supermarket attracting over 100,000 people.

Organizers of the event claim Ethiopia  broke the record earlier set by Egypt by hosting more than 100,000 people to break the daily fasting on the streets of the capital.

Iftar 2021’ was held with strict guidelines requiring every attendee to sue for peace, cooperate with security forces and hold none but the official flag of the country.

It was supposed to be held on Sunday May 9, 2021 but postponed due to disagreement between its organizers and authorities of the Addis Ababa City Administration.

"There were for sure more than 100,000 participants according to our calculation. We rolled out at least 30,000 meters of plastic carpet, where people sat," said Semhar Tekle, one of the organizers.

Earlier Egypt was holding the record for arranging street iftar for 7,000 people during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


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