Sunday, 19 July 2015

Week 29 - My Sunday Photo. Eid Mubarak

It's been a long and lonely week with hubby working in the UK. I've been fairly housebound with Ramadan and the fact I can't eat or drink in public during daylight hours. But I've made a point of getting out and about and on Friday I headed off to The Beach in Dubai, near the Marina to join in the Eid Celebrations and to watch the fireworks.

This photo won AED 1000 over on Instagram. You can see a video of the fireworks here.

Eid Al Fatr marks the end of Ramadan with 3 day celebrations and marks the end of month long fasting during Ramadan.

The celebrations are a time for family and of forgiveness and of giving thanks and many Muslims give donations of food to those less fortunate than themselves.

I've only been in Dubai for the last week of Ramadan and what I've learnt from speaking to shop workers and taxi drivers has been interesting.

There has been one thing I've been puzzled by and if anyone could let me know the answer I'd be grateful is when you go to a coffee shop that is licensed to serve take away food and drinks during Ramadan and have signs for 'non muslims and children only' is why they have covers over the food counters, yet the supermarkets have open fronts and anyone can go in and shop and purchase any foods they like during the day, yet they don't cover their food.

BTW Muslims can clean their teeth during Ramadan, just not in day light hours as if they swallowed the toothpaste they would be breaking their fast.

8 comments:

  1. I am learning so much about Ramadan, I never knew they couldn't brush their teeth during the day

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. you're welcome, it's been a great experience to be a small part of

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  2. I hope you enjoyed the celebrations. I hope someone answers your question, I'm curious too

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    1. I'll post any response i get on here

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  3. Looks like a lovely celebration! I would love to know the answers to your questions too! #mysundayphoto

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  4. that's a great photo. it must be a bit weird being somewhere during ramadan especially if you don't partake (or whatever the word should be) in it.

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    1. living in Dubai so far has been an amazing experience for us both

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