S: Za'Quaya Brown 4B
BC: Za'Quaya Brown Block 4B
FC: Culture Appreciation | Afghanistan
2: "..if you were a boy living in Kabul, the day of the tournament was undeniably the highlight of the cold season ~Kite Flying in Kabul is a traditional sport of the nation and is very popular among the masses. Winter is the best time for flying kites in Afghanistan.
3: Living | ~ Instead of driving, people ride bikes. ~People search for a variety of things at markets.
4: "Some thought it was the prettiest house in all of Kabul."
5: ".. Hassan to the mud shack where he had been born, where he'd spend his entire life"
7: Ramadan | " I will fast during Ramadan and when Ramadan has passed I will go on fasting" | Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting.
8: Sawl-e-Nau | ".., the first day of spring, the Afghan New Year--Sawl-e Nau"
9: Marriage | "I remember sitting on the sofa, set on the stage like a throne, Soraya's hand in mine.."
10: It is custom for the father of the groom to ask the father of the bride for his daughters hand in marriage.
11: Food | ~based upon the nations chief crops; wheat, maize, barely and rice ~along with dairy products, nuts and native vegetables
12: Naan is the national bread of Afghanistan. "I woke up to find toasted bread, brewed tea, and a broiled egg."
13: "...,drifted to me through the passenger window, the spicy aroma of pakora and the nihari.." ~Nihari is a stew made of beef or lamb shank and spice
14: "I picture colorful platters of chopan kabob, sholeh-goshti, and wil-orange rice."
15: The official religion in Afghanistan is Islam, which is practiced by over 99% of its citizens. Sunni Islam makes up 80-89% of the total population while the remaining 10-19% are Shi'as and about 1% or less practice other religions. | Religion
16: "I throw my makeshift jai-namaz, my prayer rug,on the floor and i get on my knees, lower my forehead to the ground..."
18: Boys | "i graduated from high school at the age of 20" ~68% of students in Afghanistan drop out of school before completion of 6th grade.
19: Afghan girls are theoretically free to attend school. | Girls