Middle East culture traits

All about the Middle East culture

Holidays

Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity giving and self accountability. It is 29 to 30 days long and is based on sightings of the crescent moon. 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. It begins st sundown on October 11th and ends at nightfall of October 12th. It is the holiest day in Judaism. This day is full of fasting, prayers, and repentance (forgiveness of sins).

Eid-ul-fitr

The day marking the end of Ramadan known as the ,festival of breaking the fast. Or sugar feast, sweet festival due to all of the sweets consumed after a month of fasting. Deliverers clean up dress up in new clothes and attend a special prayer

Religions

Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are the major religions in the Middle East

Languages

Aribic

Hello- Mar-HA-ba

How are you?- Kaif Halik?

Good- Zain

I'm fine- Ana Zain

Please- Min-faD-lak

Thank you- Shook-run

Hebrew

Hello-shalom

How are you? ma-nishma?

Thanks-todah

Please- bevakasha

excuse me- slikhah

okay- beseder

Persian

Nice to meet you- az didanet khoshbakhtam

HI- salam

Hello- khosh amadid

Good night- shab bekhier

Goodbye-khoda hafez

I love you- aheghetam

Cuisine