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Preparing Eid al Fitr

On the 9th of August, Oman celebrates the end of Ramadan. This ‘Feast of Breaking the Fast’ is celebrated for three days.

For this occasion, mostly before the last ten days of Ramadan, women shop till they drop. Every piece of cloth for the women and for their children has to be new. Textiles and embroidered patterns for stitching dresses or abaya’s are bought.

shop till you drop, Salalah Tourism Festival, Salalah

shop till you drop,
Salalah Tourism Festival, Salalah, copyr.MDK

Textile shops Salalah, Hafa Suq

Textile shops, Hafa Suq, Salalah, copyr.MDK

The agenda of the beauty parlors are full booked, for hair dressing and for designs in black and brown henna on feet, hands and arms. On top jewelry and new handbags are bought.

Beauty parlor, black and brown henna

Beauty parlor, black and brown henna, Salalah, copyr.MDK

For their head men chooses a new masar (turban) in high quality soft cashmere with embroided patterns, or a new kuma (cap). Their feet are placed in new sandals and a new dishdash finishes it off. Perfumes are applied.

Looking for new Omani masar, Mutrah Suq Muscat

Looking for new Omani masar, Mutrah Suq Muscat, copyr.MDK

choice of 1000 kuma's, Mutrah Suq Muscat

choice of 1000 kuma’s, Mutrah Suq Muscat, copyr.MDK

Looking for new shoes, Mutrah Suq, Muscat

Looking for new shoes, Mutrah Suq, Muscat, copyr.MDK

looking for new dishdashes, Mutrah Suq, Musca

looking for a new dishdash, Mutrah Suq, Muscat, copyr.MDK

‘Eid al Fitr’ is a family feast of joy, with a special Salat or Islamic prayer and full of charity. Every one wishes ‘Eid Mubarak’ or ‘Blessed Eid.’ In Salalah, Dhofar with the unique phenomenon of the Khareef or the south-west monsoon, the Salalah Tourism Festival starts up.

 

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