SCN Ramadan Weekly Challenge: Week 2

Announcing this week’s Ramadan Weekly Challenge!

WEEK 2: Purchase sweets from and/or spread the word about The Sweet Syrian!

The Sweet Syrian is a new, women-led business specializing in authentic Syrian pastries. Its Syrian refugee employees utilize pastry-baking skills passed down through generations of Syrians to create delectable sweets, earn a living for their families, and contribute to enriching the diverse Chicago community.

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Ramadan Mubarak from SCN!

On behalf of the Syrian Community Network, we wish a Ramadan Mubarak to all those observing this month!

The Muslim month of Ramadan is observed by many of our Syrian refugee clients, and it includes daily fasting and increased religious practice. In Syrian culture, the month is usually spent surrounded by extended family and loved ones. The month culminates in a holiday, Eid al-Fitr, when families, friends, and neighbors visit each other and exchange gifts to celebrate.

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Help make a child’s Eid brighter this year! #ChicagoDoesEid2018

Help Make a Child’s Eid Brighter This Year! The month-long fast of Ramadan will begin on Wednesday, May 16.

At the conclusion of Ramadan is the 3-day holiday of Eid-al-Fitr (Celebration of the Feast). Like many other holidays, celebrations usually consist of family visits and food, along with an exchange of gifts. For many of our resettled families, this time of year highlights the struggle for parents to make life for their children as it was back home.

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