The White Nights of RamadanBook - 2008/08/01
Looking forward to the festival known as Girgian that comes in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, Noor and her brothers prepare by decorating bags they'll carry to collect candies, while learning about the true meaning of Ramadan.
Mid-Ramadan is a special time for families in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. These middle days are known as "the three whites," because they include the day of the full moon, the day before, and the day after. It's a time when children, dressed in traditional clothes, go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors. When Noor sees the full moon rising, signaling the coming of Girgian, she and her brothers prepare for the fun. Together, they decorate the bags they'll carry to collect the candies. But along with the fun, Noor remembers the true meaning of Ramadan: spending time with family and sharing with those less fortunate.
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Looking forward to the festival known as Girgian that comes in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, Noor, along with her brothers, prepares for the fun by decorating bags they'll carry to collect the candies, while learning about the true meaning of Ramadan.
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