What Really Happens on the First Day of Ramadan

By: Lana Hazem

It’s that time of the year where streets are decorated with lanterns and festive lights, everybody’s in a good mood and there’s that weird feeling you feel when it’s Ramadan and surprisingly it’s there, every year.

Ramadan is a holy month and of course we have to honor it, my way of honoring it is by pointing out weird things that happen to all of us..

 

Leilet awel youm Ramadan

Tab3an, leilet awel youm di haga mohema, awel sohour w at exactly 12:00 AM kol el mosalsalat betebda2 teshtaghal. For us teenagers, we take that as an excuse to want to go out w “netsa7ar ma3 sohabna” w even if we’re stuck in finals, Ramadan is a huge excuse for staying out late w kolenna benestaghel el forsa di ana mota2akeda.

W lama ahlak yetkhan2o you automatically respond “Masr kolaha betrawa7 el sa3a 5 el fagr fi eh yaani”… Besaraha, ana shayfa en ehna lazem nekhrog leilet awel youm 3ashan nesta3ed lel hayehssal feena el youm el ba3daha…

 

Awel youm -AKA- el 3ozouma el gabara

Awel youm Ramadan dah men takaleed adeima awi w 3omraha ma hatetghayar, kolena 3arfeen en fetar awel youm beyeb2a 3and teta fel beit w 3eltak kolaha beteb2a henak w you only know 5 people -including your parents- arayeb men kol hetta w endless “Keberti ya habebty hanshoufek 3arousa emta, Kareem ebni khalas dakhal handassa w hayeb2a doctor ad el donya” -someone kill me- w tab3an msh hanensa en kol wahda beteb2a gaya ka2enaha rayha Paris Fashion Week w literally “Labseen el 3al 7abl”.

W el beyetmanzar bel gazma el zanotti wel shanta el gucci w yasater yarab baa 3ala ebn bent okht goz 3ameti el lessa rage3 men Europe w 3ameli fiha khawaga.

Beghad el nazar baa 3an el karsa doul, you’re either blessed or you’re cursed wa2t el fetar, ana 3an nafsi I’m cursed 3ashan akl om abouya wehesh w my other grandma msh 3aysha f masr fa ed3ouli please. Bas keda keda yaani beteb2a hatmout mel gou3 w lama el 2adan yedann, takol sambousak w t2oum… fein el konafa baa?

 

Fetar barra el beit

Restaurants and Cafes use Ramadan as an excuse for a “set menu” dah baa ekhtera3 fashel, you pay around 200-300 pounds for: A drink, a main dish and a dessert, w you have to choose men 3 choices masalan, w el 3 aw7ash men ba3d, ana 3an nafsi, Pizza all the way.

 

Mama

Mama mehtaga topic lewahdaha, 3alshan tab3an, teb2a sahran belel betetfarag 3ala mosalsalat, tenam elsa3a 8 elsobh 3ashan tes7a el sa3a 6 bas at 12:00 PM sharp, tes7a 3ala takeef beyeteffi w satayer betetfete7 w shababeek betetfete7 w z3ee2 “EL BTE3MELIH DAH MASMOUSH SEYAM GATEK EL ARAF” so, you get up and go straight to the fridge bas teftekri en oops.. Ehna f Ramadan.. Fa trouhi tetfaragi 3ala el mosalsal el fatek embareh bas leh yesebouki f 7alek? Lazem tessa3di mama fel matbakh aw tenzeli tgeebi hagat aw ay haga to make you feel tired and in need of water…

 

Well, that’s kind of all I have to say for now bas wait for more rants throughout the 30 days we’ll go through together

 

Lilo, out xxx

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