Tunis -Many Tunisians at markets shopping for Eid al-Fitr.

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Location: Tunis – Tunisian

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:04:32

Sound: Normal

Source: A24 subscribers

Restrictions: A24 clients

Dateline: 01/05/2022

Storyline

Tunisia is celebrating Eid al-Fitr same as all other Islamic countries in the Arab world. This celebration is the first since COVID-19 hit two years ago affecting celebration of social occasions. There is international rise in prices, citizens have complained about this year’s high prices of clothing and essentials. Although there were still some who bought the child-related necessities as the joy of Eid is closely related to children’s happiness.

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Soundbite (Tunisian sweet seller):

            “Many Tunsians buy sweets during Ramadan, especially the last few days of Ramadan. We sell various types of sweets that we make ourselves. Our sweets are traditional, which is why they are popular.”

Soundbite (Tunisian citizen):

            “This year is better than past ones, we can go out and shop comfortably. Family gatherings are back and Ramadan is as it used to be before COVID-19. Prices are high but the joy of children during Eid is more important so we bought them new clothes. We also bought sweets, which are necessary during such occasions.”

Soundbite (Tunisian citizen):

            “Everyone is happy during this time preparing sweets or Eid food. We buy clothes and toys for children because their happiness matters the most to us. I have been at the market since morning and still have not bought anything as prices are high this year. Hopefully I can find something nice and affordable.”

Soundbite (Tunisian citizen):

            “I would like to express my appreciation for the family and my wife. There is a Tunisian custom of preparing a gift for the lady of the house at the end of Ramadan thanking her for her efforts throughout the month. We came to choose a gift to buy for her in appreciation of her hard work.”

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