Friday, August 17, 2007

Ramadan Lanterns



Last night, I took the crazy multi-culti mess of our Kuwait-based Cairo team—Mr. Fixit (Hong Kong), Mrs. Fixit (Thai), Captain M (Oman), me (nomadic American)—to the tentmaker's bazaar around Bab Zuweila.

"What are those?" The non-Muslims among us were wide-eyed at the pretty colors outside the bazaar.

"Ramadan lanterns," answered Captain M, nonchalantly. "What? Why are you guys so excited?"

Ramadan lanterns are cool.

3 comments:

vagabondblogger said...

Totally cool, but can you hang one if you're not a Muslim? Maybe I'll just buy one for the boab to hang outside for us.

Marie said...

I don't know! They are lovely. I will ask Captain M if I can take one home as a souvenir or if that is frowned upon.

Linja said...

If you search ebay for Ramadan Lantern you will find a child's model. But turns out there is a history for children having these lanterns - see http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/ramadanlanterns.htm (and they will sell you one).