Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Ramadan in Libya and the USA
Redenclave asked about working hours in Libya during Ramadan. Well the Labour office has set them from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm . We do no work in the evening and sleep mornings as in KSA.
I must admit I love those working hours during Ramadan. I won't make posts about the lovely dishes that Mama HL makes at home since the Libyan bloggers have joined their friends and already have a special blog for their recipes here , yummy!
This year we had some cool Libyan TV programs
Haj hamad mentioned here before , and which is a satirical figure is my favourite Libyan Ramadan show. The screenshot above shows his house and car parked out front. Typical Libyan. He has a CD player in this car and an anti -theft central lock alarm system. Notice the satellite dish on the roof ? a must in ALL Libyan homes.
This here is another Libyan society cartoon show. Apparently that's how we look :P.
I was looking for how Ramadan is celebrated in the US and found this cute and positive article so I thought I'd share it with you guys:
"Muslims in the United States face special challenges in celebrating their holy month, which this year began Sept. 23 and ends Oct. 22. While Muslims in the Islamic world revive the daily rhythms of Ramadan - streets empty at sunset, families congregating for Ramadan dinners, or iftars, and later heading to the markets to drink tea until the wee hours of the morning, comfortable in the knowledge that they can sleep late because others will, too - Muslim-Americans have to adjust Ramadan to the beat of American life."
This clearly demonstrates that Muslim Americans are fully integrated , makes me happy I guess.