Arab Culture

It might not be the “Mother of all holidays” that other holidays are in the Middle East, but Arabs have adopted Father’s Day into their yearly calendars as well. Join us as we take a look at how they celebrate Father’s Day in the Middle East.

With all the excitement about the pending Eid al-Adha holidays, we started thinking about other holidays celebrated in the Arab world. For example, along with the two Islamic holidays, we know that some countries also celebrate Western holidays as well. These may include major holidays like Labor Day or their version of Independence Day. However, did you know that some countries also celebrate minor holidays...

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Everyone speaks of and celebrates Fairuz songs, but why? Click here to know all about the life and career of this living legend.

You won’t need an Arabic learning app for this one: music. So if you are interested in Arabic, you will definitely love its music. In fact, Arabic culture itself celebrates music through the voices of many talented singers. In the Arab world, there is great festival called Baalbeck International Festival that brings together these voices. This festival is as old as six decades. You could say...

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You can tell a lot about a culture by learning the proverbs that its people have passed down for generations. Read on to glean a little knowledge from our favorite 14 pearls of wisdom.

One of the most fascinating ways to gain a better understanding of Arab culture is to look at their proverbs. Indeed, proverbs show the common philosophy shared among the people of all Arabic speaking countries.  However, though they may show the oneness among Arabs, they also show the uniqueness of the Arab people as well. Arab proverbs contain the wisdom that has been gathered for thousands...

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Does the day that you were born decide not only your personality but also what kind of life you will lead? Find out in today’s article on the Arabic horoscope and decide for yourself.

Despite the fact that it’s hundreds of years old, Arabic astrology is still somewhat unknown astrology. Like other horoscopes, the Arabic horoscope is based on the birth date of a person.  However, when it began, it was also based on birthplace, other people born in that place, and your parent’s social standing. Today, however, it’s mostly just about the day you were born.  Most vital,...

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Curious about how Muslims perform Hajj? Read all about it below.

Making the pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. It’s also every Muslim’s dream to make the journey at least once in their lifetime. However, what does making the Hajj journey entail? That’s the question we will answer today as we explain how to perform Hajj and Umrah. Additionally, we’ll also discuss some of the hajj rituals and their meaning. So,...

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Here are some Dos and Don’ts when visiting an Arab country. Learn Arabic customs and etiquette to make your trip more enjoyable

Middle Eastern cultures and traditions are not quite the same as the culture and traditions and etiquette you’re likely used to. That means if you plan on visiting an Arab country, like for example, Lebanon, understanding Arabic customs and etiquette will make your visit more enjoyable. If you plan on studying abroad in Egypt or doing business in Morocco, here’re some Arab culture facts to know: Faith One...

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Let’s get an idea about Arabic customs and etiquette, including Arab culture marriage. Understanding Middle Eastern culture is made easy right here.

Learning a language means learning a culture. And today, it is all about understanding the cultural background and aspects of the Middle East. This will not be another Arab culture essay, but rather a small something to tell you all about the lives and traditions of Arabic speakers. Hop on the boat of understanding Middle Eastern culture. What is the Middle East? The Middle East is special in...

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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

You might have seen something in the news earlier this year about mummies being paraded down the streets of Cairo. As incredible as the story may sound, it is, indeed, true and was dubbed the Pharaohs' Golden Parade. On April 3, twenty-two kings and queens, each lying on its own swanky war chariot, made their way through Egypt’s capital.  They were, in fact, being moved about...

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