UNESCO adds iftar to the list of cultural heritage
The United Nations Agency for Culture (UNESCO) has included on Wednesday, iftar, the meal prepared by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, in the list of cultural heritage.
The application for this socio-cultural tradition was jointly submitted by Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.
"Iftar (also called iftar or iftor) is prepared by Muslims to be eaten after sunset in the month of Ramadan," UNESCO said.
Iftari promotes charity, solidarity and cultural exchanges", the announcement said.
In many Muslim countries, it is traditional to start the iftar by eating a date, accompanied by a cup of tea.