Arabic Language Cafe
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Celebrations and Feasts in the Past and the Present
Why have some old customs and traditions disappeared from our holidays? Why is celebratory communication now limited to a phone call or, sometimes, just a short text message? Where did the ritual go of days’ worth of preparations for Eid cakes and cookies, where the bakers’ hands toiled in the kneading, engraving and baking?
We will study these social and ceremonial themes at this week’s Arabic Language Café, discussing the following questions:
- How have the celebration of holidays and occasions changed between the past and the present? - How can we restore the atmosphere of festive holidays and events from the previous era?
For more information or to attend the event, please visit the Arabic Language Cafe Page.