We were driving along the streets of Jeddah the other day when suddenly traffic slowed to a crawl for several blocks. The reason for the traffic slow-down turned out to be a block long array of date stands where vendors sell an astonishing number of date varieties.
There were so many cars stopping to purchase dates that two traffic lanes were totally blocked. During Ramadan, dates are often eaten to break the fast at sunset, along with a glass of buttermilk or fresh juice. Then the sunset prayer is said and after that families share in a big meal together. Many traditional dishes, especially deserts and breads, are also made using dates as an ingredient.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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