Middle East Culture

All About The MIddle East Culture

Ramadan, Yom Kippur and Eid-ul-Fitr






Ramadan

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.


Yom Kippur

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).


Eid-ul-Fitr

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​.

Religions

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.

Languages

Arabic - Most countries in the middle east speak arabic [''Marhaba''] Means Hello

Herbrew- Herbrew is the offiical language of Israel ['' Bok tov''] Means Good Morning

Persian -Persian, or Farsi, is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. [''Bebakhshid''] Means Excuse Me

Cuisine

Hummus

Umm Ali Dolma

Falafel

Art

"The Roaring Lion"

"Sun Rising"

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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