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.


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 (and they will sell you one).