My Family's Somali Heritage
by Zakia Aden
All About My Family's Homeland
In Somalia everyone helps each other out. For example if someone is going to the city from a rural community the houses near by help out by giving food and water. We also have animals like camels, sheep and goats.
Here are the mountains in northern Somalia. They are called Sheeikh Mountains. My dad's family lives near by.
Camels are one of the things Somalia is known for. People drink they're milk they say it's great for diabetics. When I go to Somalia this summer I plan to drink some camel milk.
About Jazeera Beach
Jazeera beach is one of the many beaches in Mogadishu. Many people like to go there to have a great time. My mom grew up by it.
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What I love the most
Somalia is unique from other countries in Africa for their cool land and different customs. In eid kids go to neighbors and usually get sweets and money. The people throw concerts and kids dance and sing. People are always getting ready for eid girls get and boys get new clothes and don't show anyone, girls get their henna done a couple days before eid. When I go to my uncles house on eid he lets me ride his horse. But I'm not a good rider I always fall down.
Guntiino (Somali traditional dress)
This a Somali traditional dress. Women in Somalia wear this. It is called a guntiino
Dhaanto is a dance that people do in Somalia. We do it at dances, and weddings.
Henna and Eid
This is henna girls put it on at eid time or when they're getting married. There are two Eid's eid al adha and eid al fitr. Eid al fitr is after the month of Ramadan and Eid al adha is after the pilgrimage.