2 day Ramadan Dinner Tent kicks off

Published: Jul 17 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 10:34:40 PM EDT

Some folks gathered at Payrow Plaza in the heart of Bethlehem, persevering through the heat, for a celebration.

The Lehigh Dialogue Center kicked off its two day Ramadan Tent Dinner event Wednesday evening.

The organizers say the goal is to raise awareness about interfaith and intercultural dialogue in the Lehigh Valley and help develop community peace.

They were serving up a variety of Turkish Cuisine.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender.

Muslims worldwide observe this as a fasting month.