Thousands take part in Bristol's Grand Iftar

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Organisers say more than 6,000 people attended this year's Grand Iftar in Bristol.

Iftar is the name given for the meal eaten after sunset during Ramadan.

Ramadan is the holy month in the Muslim calendar where Muslims will not eat, or drink from dawn till dusk.

It's the third year of the event which was first held as a direct response to the Manchester arena attacks in 2017.

Organisers of the Grand Iftar wanted to share their food with other communities in the city and spread a wider understanding of Islam.

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This year road closures on St Marks Road were moved further than any other year of the Grand Iftar. Credit: ITV West Country
200+

volunteers took part this year to make sure everyone was fed.

200+

metres of underlay was rolled out for people to sit down and eat on.

6+

communities attended and helped towards the event.