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  1. Cultural Studies Ramadan Kareem.

  2. What is Garangao? • Garangao is traditional Middle Eastern custom that is being practiced in many of the Gulf countries.  It takes place on the eve of the middle of Ramadan.  In this custom, children who are beautifully dressed in traditional costumes go around the houses singing Garangao songs after sunset prayers.  As they go from house to house, they ask for nuts and sweets.  The giving of nuts and sweets is a symbol of giving food to the disadvantaged people of the world.

  3. What is Ramadan? • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. • During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.

  4. Pictures

  5. Would you prefer a bought garangao bag or a hand made one? • I would prefer a hand made one because the person that makes it for you made it with love. • And because one from the store looks to perfect, but a hand made one looks just right. • Also because the person that made it for you tried to make you a gift and that means a lot.

  6. My Garangao Bag

  7. Bibliography: • What is garangao: • http://www.lifeonthespot.com/blog/2007/10/garangao.php