An open-minded Arab special education teacher living with a foot in each hemisphere.
It's nice to see that we overtly Judeo-Christian Westerners have finally come up with some ecards that acknowledge another culture's traditions without turning them into an excuse to drink.For reference, see Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, and St Pat's Day.Though the second card does suggest that it may be an excuse to eat...
You know Chemguy, there's that one stupid 'e', that makes vast difference between 'fast' and 'feast'. Thing is that we Judeo-Christian Westerners don't fancy fasting, but try hard not to miss any fiesta opportunity, right? :-)
The best holidays can clearly be celebrated with a mug and a burger.Aw, yeah...Happy Labor Day to y'all
I just had a great Labor day with the in-laws... We ate like you wouldn't believe. My hushand and I decided to splurge on an all organic menu of the usual grill out/picnic fare and a few gourmet burgers and dogs alongside the regular ones. Mmm... I do miss the great buffets we had back home during Ramadan (or Ramadhan, as I used to pronounce it, it's like a hard "th").
You know, I don't think fasting or abstaining get enough credit. There have been some very virtuous times in my life when I've followed the letter of the law in my church and have actually gotten something positive from it...good Catholic that I am, I have found deprivation to be liberating in a bizarre kind of way. That being said, the tradition of Ramadan (and I know very little about it, admittedly) beats the heck out of what we Catholics do during Lent. (and we kick that off with Mardi Gras...how pious of us...)I do worry about my Muslim friends during Ramadan as the lunar calendar takes the holiday closer and closer to June and days with 16 hours of light...that's serious commitment.
cute cards :)
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