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Breaking fast under the stars in Blackburn

Around three hundred people in Blackburn have been invited to share a meal tonight after spending the day fasting with members of the muslim community during the month of Ramadan.

It's been organised by the community group One Voice to give an insight into different cultures and promote better social cohesion.

Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims at sunset throughout the month of Ramadan. This year the fast lasts for approximately 19 and a half hours each day.

Amongst those breaking their fast will be non-Muslims who have fasted for the very first time. The event is taking place on the fields of St Mary's College on Saturday night.