An event earlier this month included a Ramadan quiz, a slideshow of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr commemorations, and a Pakistani and Mediterranean buffet dinner.

But this was a not a meet-your-Muslim-neighbor event at the local mosque. It was the 13th annual multicultural Ramadan celebration for both Muslim and non-Muslim GE Global Research employees and their families at its Niskayuna, N.Y., campus.

"It is an extremely popular event, with the 300 spots being filled within four hours of opening registration," said Todd Alhart, GE Global Research's director of media relations.

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