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Social customs that distinguish Arabs from other peoples

Social customs that distinguish Arabs from other peoples




There is no doubt that every people is distinguished by some customs from other peoples, caused by many factors, the most important of which are: geographical location and environmental factors, the history of those countries and civilizations that have arisen there, with some religious or social dimensions.

So the existence of some customs in some countries does not necessarily mean spreading in all the world or even in the neighboring countries, so that some customs may not be characterized by all belonging to the same people, so if we take the Arab peoples as an example, we may find that there is usually inherited among all Arabs, while usually Others are present in Egypt only, without the rest of the Arab countries!

So today we will try to limit the most famous customs that distinguished all or some Arabs 
From other peoples and civilizations

Coffee drinking and hospitality

Arab peoples are known for their generosity and hospitality, and one of the habits of drinking coffee in some Arab countries, especially the Gulf region, is the continuation of the host by pouring the coffee into the guest's cup whenever the cup in front of him is finished, until the guest shakes the cup for the sake of thanking the host and feeling full and not wanting to drink more.

Food between Mallowah and Falafel

Every people or country has a set of foods that distinguish it from others that were the reason for transporting it to the rest of the countries, and it is considered one of the most famous foods that distinguish Arabs - even foreigners insist on eating them when they come -

Food on holidays

There is no doubt that each country has its own customs regarding food, especially on occasions, and among the most famous customs of the Arab countries: What is related to food on Eid al-Fitr, where special types of sweets must be made that may be similar or different from one country to another, but they all agree In terms of not being able to happen without the Eid to be eaten by the people of the home or presented to the guests.

Celebrations of the week

Al-Sabou 'Egyptians celebrate the newborn "a week" after its birth. Some refer to the origin of this celebration of the modern Pharaonic state due to the presence of some murals that are similar to the celebrations of the week. As it is said that the Pharaohs were celebrating the week of the newborn, believing that the sense of hearing begins on the seventh day of the birth of the child, so they create vocal sound next to his ears so that the sense of hearing works very efficiently in addition to hanging a ring of gold in the newborn’s ear - called the circle of gods Isis - after which they whisper in the child’s ear And he urged him to obey the gods.

With the passage of time and the introduction of Islam, some details changed as the week is still celebrated in Egypt, but now it is - today - chickpeas, clothing, chocolate, and Sudanese are prepared and some toys are brought out to be filled in a cover from tulle, and it is possible to add a Stan tape and write the name of the newborn and his date of birth with phrases A semi-traditional festivity.

Ramadan habits

The Holy Month of Ramadan is the most important month of the year in all Arab countries, which enjoys a special place in the hearts of all, as it is unique from other months with special rituals and customs, including:

Decorating: Before Ramadan, streets and houses are decorated with lights and paper decorations with lanterns in the streets and on the balcony. This happens in homes and stores in most Arab countries, especially Egypt, Syria and Iraq.

Peace by kissing the nose

There are many ways of greeting and greeting people we meet face to face, perhaps the most famous of them shaking hands. However, one of the strangest peace habits that occur in the Arabian Peninsula in some Gulf countries such as Kuwait and Oman, where the greeting habit is spread by kissing the nose, which is considered a sign of respect, and it is a tradition that was inherited from the former ancestors in those countries.

Medicine and know the type of fetus

The preoccupation with knowing the gender of the fetus has always been an issue that many have cared about, even before television and sonar screens and the ability to know the type through modern technology technologies. As the ancient Egyptians were the first to know a way to determine the type of fetus.

As one of the most important customs of the ancient Egyptians was that a pregnant woman urinated in two separate vessels, then some wheat was placed in a container, and in the second, some barley was placed. Over the course of several days, the vessels are followed up. If the barley is grown, this means that the newborn is male, but if the wheat is grown, it means that the fetus is female


Scientists have confirmed the validity of this experiment and some Arab tribes are still resorting to this method already to reveal the type of fetus.



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