Arab countries preparation for the Holy month of Ramadan
Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, Turkey, Tunisia, Bahrain and Jordan are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan each with their special traditions and the markets witness a big crowd of visitors to buy the months needs to decorate the Ramadan feasts of food and juices.
Qamishli in northeastern Syria Citizens received holy month of Ramadan amid extreme poverty and severe lack of food, and their prayers and their calls to heal their wounds and gather them in the month of Ramadan.
In Baghdad citizens exploited the security prevailing waiting for the Holy month and they headed to markets to buy their needs where Iraqis are famous of the variety of food after fasting a long day.
The holy month of Ramadan in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region came amid difficult economic conditions as a result of the region’s budget break, and the owners of shops selling food confirmed month of Ramadan is special to the hearts of citizens standing in spite of having to buy food at high prices to provide food on the table of Ramadan. While refugees in the region confirmed that the difficult circumstances made them live between sorrow and joy to welcome the holy month of Ramadan.
Moving to Gaza Strip, south of Palestine, citizens did not find the manifestations of the holy month of Ramadan, where the successive crises cast its consequences heavily on the shoulders of Gazans taking the joy of receiving the holy month as markets are empty of people and of goods.
The city of Ramallah, despite the high prices but the preparations and the decorations filled the the city and moving to Aden, the temporary capital of Aden, the people are welcoming Ramadan with ease but the high prices and the continuous interruption of electricity and lack of oil disrupted the happiness of the people for the Holy month of Ramadan but the people used the occasion to appeal to the stakeholders to solve their problems.
Istanbul Markets witness a high number of shoppers to buy Ramadan essentials of food, juices and dates. On the other hand, Tunisian streets are packed with citizens who are buying Ramadan essentials and sweets giving Ramadan a special taste for all Tunisians.
In the Bahraini Capital, Manama, people prepare in a special way in Ramadan and the malls and markets are full of people buying Ramadan essentials.
In the Jordanian capital, Amman, decorative lights are everywhere welcoming Ramadan and people are shopping happily for the holy month.