Lebanon and Syria
And Their Journey to Texas.
Welcome to Syria
A Tour of the Two!
The lebanese and the syrian decided to come to Texas because of political, economical, social, and religious discriminational issues against Christians. The Lebanese/Syrian people are a minority in Texas with about 27,256 people immigrating to Texas in 1990. The largest immigration group left in 1880 when the reasons listed above were having the largest effect. They left to texas to seek free religion, political freedom, and economical benefits.
They settled in the following cities: Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. There were many other cities, but these were the main three cities that they settled in. This was because at the time those three cities had been the most popular cities.
These are what the lebanese where to honor their country and it's colors.
This is the food that they eat in lebanon. There is some tortilla, lamb shish kabob, and tabbouleh(a lebanese salad)
Many men and women dancing at a Lebanese wedding.
Syrian: Syria has two main ethnic groups, Islamic and Christianity. The official language is Arabic, but they also speak Kurdish, Armenian, Circassian, French, English, and a few other ancient languages. The national colors are red, green, and white. These colors are also the colors that make up the flag. Foods eaten in Syria are Hummus, Tahini, Baba Ganouj, Tabbouleh, and Falafel. A major celebration in Syria is Ramadan. In this festival they fast for nearly a month. At the end of the festival they have a huge feast to celebrate their one month of fasting.Their main industries are wheat, cotton, vegetables, beans, and fruit. Also oil, agriculture, and textiles are major industries in Syria. In Syria it id believed that the more children you have the more blessed you will be. Many times men will try to compete with each other using insults. Religion is very important to the Islamic people so most people follow the rules in the religion.
These are the Syrian people dancing while having a festival.
A Syrian meal including Hummus, Bread, Lamb, and other Syrian foods.
Bride and Groom sitting at a table with their family surrounding them.
The Popular People
Did You Know?
- The currency in Syria is the Syrian Pound.
- The capital of Syria is Damascus.
- Has won three gold medals in the olympics.
- Syria's official name is Syrian Arab Republic.
- Syria currently has roads that have been used for 4,00 years and are still bind used,
- Soccer is the most played game in Syria.
- In proportion there is 1 doctor per 10 people.
- 70% of the students are in private schools.
- Beirut( the capital of Lebanon) has been destroyed and rebuilt 7 times.
- Before independence Lebanon was taken by over 16 countries.
- Byblos is the longest living city in the world.
- Lebanon is the only non-dictated country in the Arab.
Texas is a better place after the Lebanese/Syrian immigration, because they would have a more diverse population. There would be many generations of Lebanese/Syrian people even after the original ones are no more. Also we have much more Arab and Islamic churches in Texas today.
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