Middle East Culture
All About The MIddle East Culture
Ramadan, Yom Kippur and Eid-ul-Fitr
Is 29 to 30 days long (based on sightings of the crescent moon) and is observed worldwide by Muslims as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. From dawn to sunset, followers refrain from eating or drinking along with any sinful behavior.
One of the most important holidays of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, also known as Anointment Day, is the holiest day in Judaism. Jewish people traditionally observe this day by fasting, prayers and repentance (asking forgiveness for sins).
An important religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan and is a celebration also known as "festival of breaking the fast", "sugar feast", or "sweet festival" due to all the sweets consumed after fasting for a month! Believers get clean, dress in new clothes, and attend a special prayer.
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
These three monotheistic religions (belief there is only 1 God) all began in the Middle East. Despite differences in beliefs and practices, all three share a central belief that there is only 1 God, the God of Abraham.
Umm Ali Dolma
"The Roaring Lion"
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque