Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's time to Ramadan

In this time of the year following the moon sights and shapes we meet the holly month "Ramadan". This is the month that we fast from the sunrise to sunset. Not only fasting from eating and drinking but also from all other desires as well as from fighting with others, insulting others, making laugh of others and harm others. Instead we help others as hard as we can. It is a holly month because the holly Quran has revealed in this month.


First of all , if you are interested to know more about Ramadan and know the meaning of some expressions I use in this post please visit What makes Ramadan very special part 1 and part 2 .

Few days ago, I went to hyper market to buy "Yahmeesh Ramadan". This is an Arabic expression for special food we eat in Ramadan as Egyptians. Let's have our tour.

It's time to Ramadan

First of all you can see the Ramadan lamp or "Fanoos Ramdan" as a decoration. This is special in Ramadan. Have a close look.

It's time to Ramadan

Actually I was taking shots with my phone camera. It still works isn't it?

It's time to Ramadan

These are dried fruits. Apricot, plum, grape, date and fig. We make a beautiful fruit salad with these tasty fruits and eat it before Iftar. If you like to know what is "Iftar", "Sohoor" and "Fanoos Ramadan" please visit What makes Ramadan very special part 1 and part 2 .



It's time to Ramadan

This is dried Apricot. I like to eat it as it is beside eating it with the salad. It is full of sugars and calories and gives power.

It's time to Ramadan


This is called "Amar Eddin. It is dried apricot in a sheets shape. You leave it over the night in a water until it melts and drink it. This is special for Ramdan. Love itttt.


It's time to Ramadan

This is dried date. Because it is the most famous fruit in Ramdan, it was in the middle of the hyper market. 

It's time to Ramadan


Oh, yeah . this was a close shot.


It's time to Ramadan

These are the sweets we eat in Ramadan beside Konafa and Atayef. These special for Ramadan and Iftar Eid. These are the most awesome sweets ever. To know what are konafa and atayef please visit What makes Ramadan very special part 1 and part 2 .


It's time to Ramadan

It's time to Ramadan

This is the date we eat the very first thing in Iftar when we hear the Ramadan cannon. To know what "Iftar" and "Ramdan Cannon" mean please visit What makes Ramadan very special part 1 and part 2 .

It's time to Ramadan

Beside it, there's the dried grape as well as the dried fig.


It's time to Ramadan



It's time to Ramadan

It's time to Ramadan


These are the nuts we stuff our sweets with. I like them because they give power and very tasty especially in Ramadan.

If you are interested to know more about Ramadan and know the meaning of some expressions I use in this post please visit What makes Ramadan very special part 1 and part 2 .

I hope you liked the tour and these lovely Egyptian traditional foods in Ramadan. Wait for me for more traditions and traditional recipes. Thank you for reading. See you next post.



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8 comments:

  1. A feast for the senses! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Lol. Yes looks like so. This is how Egyptians traditionally act in Ramadan. I hope you liked the post. Thank you for your comment

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  2. thanks for sharing your holiday with me have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you robin so much. Have a good day

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  3. Neat! My only exposure to Ramadan is an Islamic friend living in Canada, so it's very interesting to see it from an Egyptian perspective! My youngest 3 kids are from China, and we like to incorporate some of their holidays in our family. I think this helps us be more interested in other holidays around the world, as well. The apricot drink sounds fabulous! :) Best wishes for a special holiday season with your family.

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    1. Thank you Shecki for the sweet comment. I am happy you informed more about Ramadan and how Egyptians treat in it. I like to hear from you and from your kids. I like to see you always in my blog

      Sweet

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  4. How gorgeous as these treats are! I'd love to be able to go shopping with you. Here's wishing you a happy Ramadan.

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    1. It will be great if you come to Egypt and go shopping together Susan. I am happy you liked the post. Welcome anytime

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