Saturday, August 13, 2011


It's gerge3an (pronounced girr-geean) celebration time. I've had the bad kids from downstairs come to my house yesterday and today. Too bad they aren't dressed up like they should be, they're just looking for free candy.

As in the past, on the thirteen, fourteenth and fifteenth nights of Ramadan, children wander through the neighborhood in groups dressed in traditional outfits. They keep singing and praying to Allah to protect the children of the houses they visit. The mothers give them candies and nuts in celebration. It's kind of like halloween in the states minus the pumpkins.

Inshallah when my kids grow up they too will celebrate. I just hope the tradition continues, Kuwait has lost so many traditions already.

Happy Gerge3an!!!!!!

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