Arab Culture Tag

Caution: Do not eat this article while hungry! Otherwise, read it to find out all about mansaf - the national dish of Jordan!

If you ever have a chance to visit the Kingdom of Jordan, more than likely someone will invite you… wait. Let me rephrase that. If you don’t do anything else in this life, go to Jordan and eat mansaf. Put it on your bucket list, on your wish list, on your calendar – whatever you have to do! Just go to Jordan and eat mansaf! Look, you don’t have to...

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Here comes the bride (and groom) in this article on the traditional Arab zaffa

Have you been invited to an Arab wedding, but you’re not too sure about Arab wedding traditions? In any case, you want to arrive there early because you don’t want to miss the zaffa meaning, in Arab culture, the Arab wedding entrance - a musical pageant of bendir drums, bagpipes, horns, flaming swords and belly dancers.  (Wait! Belling dancers AND flaming swords? Where’s my invite?)...

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Egyptian has come a long way since the days of its fashionable pharaohs. Find out in this article what traditional Egyptian clothing people prefer today

When most people hear the words “traditional Egyptian clothing”, they go back to the days of the Pharaohs and the linen wrap-around garments. However, nowadays, the folk dress of modern Egypt could not be any more different than that of Ancient Egyptian clothing. For instance, since the 16th century, Egyptians have had a propensity to thoroughly cover nearly every part of their bodies. Locals embraced...

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Been invited to an Egyptian wedding? Read this article and learn what you can expect to see when two hearts become one in Egyptian culture.

Since the time of the Pharaohs, Egyptian girls have grown up dreaming of their wedding day. The traditions and rituals of the Egyptian wedding have changed little since. Today we’re going to take a look at the wedding traditions of Arab culture. Particularly in Egypt, where heritage and culture are an important part of that country and the identity of its people. What’s a Nice Girl...

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After reading this article on the benefits of learning Arabic, you’ll be asking yourself, “How do I start learning Arabic language skills now?”

As the Arab world becomes more and more prominent on the world stage, the advantages of learning Arabic are escalating. Perhaps the most useful real world skill to exist right now is having Arabic language skills. If you’re thinking about taking the time to learn Arabic rather than expecting the Arabic speaking countries of the Middle East to accommodate your language, you are a rare breed...

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Read this article and find out why a great time to learn Arabic is in the good ol’ summertime.

Many of us can’t wait until summer. We sit around the fireplace bundled up all winter making plans for when summertime finally arrives. As the American author, journalist and essayist Charles Bowden once said: “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” Some plan to go on summer holiday. Others may choose to stay at home and take advantage of the extra daylight. They might...

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Why should you learn Arabic? Read this article to find out the answer.

So, you’re thinking about learning Arabic, but aren’t quite convinced that it’s the right language for you? Well, to help you be sure you’re making the right decision, here are 10 great reasons why Arabic is really the language you should be learning in 2020. It’s the 5th Most Commonly Spoken Language in the World Recent numbers put Arabic at around 315 million native speakers living in...

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In this article, find out about the charming effects Arab music has on its listeners and how one woman managed to change the music world.

Walk through any Arab neighborhood on any normal day and you’re no doubt going to hear the music of Oum Kalthoum playing through the windows of quite a few houses. Oum Kalthoum was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress known for her vocal ability and unique style. She was active from the 1920s until her death in the 1970s. She was so loved in the Middle East,...

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