MyWorld: Young Candy Salesman

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Candies and chocolate are a favorite treat during the holy month of Ramadan. This is a special Ramadan booth set up in a mall to sell sweets. The young man in the striped shirt works for his dad during this time. He might be about 11 or 12 years old. This photo was taken at about 10pm on a week night. Saudi children are out of school until Ramadan is over. Most people here stay up pretty late at night during Ramadan and sleep during the day when Muslims are to abstain from food, drink, sex, and other things like anger or pleasurable activities. It’s not unusual to see children out at 2 or 3 am during this time. The printed red and blue tablecloth in front is a common Ramadan sight as well. Many businesses decorate their places using this print, to dress up the businesses for the holidays. Ramadan officially ended yesterday. Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends!
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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15 Responses to MyWorld: Young Candy Salesman

  1. Joe Todd says:

    Great photos and post now I’m off to check out your other site

  2. ladyfi says:

    Love the vibrancy of the colours.

  3. magiceye says:

    that sure was an interesting insight

  4. Dina says:

    Sweet boy.
    Eid mubarak!

  5. He has a sweet smile to go with the edible sweets!

  6. I hope the boy is enjoying his Ramadan holiday. Thanks for this glimps of your fascinating world!

  7. marcia says:

    I too love these glimpses of your life and have a lot of respect for the Muslim Faith. One time I was subbing in a MS and a thin young boy was on his 14th day of Ramadan I guess he was too hungry so he took some of another boys food and the other boy was a very very large boy and he sat on his him in a violent way -It was so sad.

  8. Geogypsy says:

    The cloth is as colorful as the candy. Surely they don’t quit eating the sweets just because Ramadan is over. I suppose now there can be much debauchery. Is the candy a comparable price to the States?

  9. Carver says:

    What a wonderful shot. It’s so colorful and the child has the most beautiful smile.

  10. I love this photo! What a beautiful, red tablecloth and those candies … I wonder about the different flavors! Delicious photo, Susie of Arabia!

  11. Eileen says:

    The young one does look happy, is it because he works in a candy shop? Only kidding. Thanks for sharing!

  12. ewok1993 says:

    He’s a friendly chap with a ready smile. He surely got the salesmanship going.

    BTW, I do love the design of the fabric. I wonder if this fabric is suitable to be displayed any time of the year.

  13. fishing guy says:

    Susie: What an interesting time for the youngster. He looks like he is enjoyimg himself.

  14. Chiara says:

    Who could resist that face? Did you buy some candy? Good use of children to mind the store during Ramadan, teach them business or at least sales skills, and keep them out of mischief until school starts. My dad used to sell candy in a shop before he was old enough to have a part-time job at the local butcher’s. Safety issues I guess.

  15. And the glimpses of your world are always delightful, beautiful and informative. I look forward to them and this one is one of the reasons why. Marvelous capture, Susie!



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