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Afghanistan Culture

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Muzhgan Ahmadi

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The main languages in Afghanistan are Persian and Pashtu.
50%- Persian
(Qazi, A. )
35%- Pashtu
(Qazi, A. )

The Afghans treat their guests with respect by trying to serve them with good food as they can provide.
(Szczepanski, K)
Afghans don't use cutlery but they use their right hand to eat with naan(bread) as a scoop.
(Szczepanski, K)
Shellfish and pork is not eaten but however water buffalo, lamb, goat and beef are eaten in the dishes.
(Jee, K. 2011, February 27)
the largest celebration in Afghanistan which is taken place at the first day of the spring.
It is celebrated because of many reasons and some are Prophet Mohammad (A.S)'s cousin Ali (A.S) came on power, its the first day of the new year calender [New year].
(Jee, K. 2011, February 27)
The foods that Afghans eat in this event are, rice, bread, curry, Afseen (7 dry fruits that start from letter S.) and anything that they can afford.
- It is celebrated on the ninth month of lunar year.
It is celebrated to learn discipline, self-restraint, to clean the soul and strengthening of the faith through increase worship.
(Qazi, A.)
Fasting is one of the basic acts in Ramadhan.
It is when muslims restrained themselves from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.
(Khalid, S. N. 2011, October 9)
Afghanistan Culture

By Muzhgan Ahmadi and Lucky Nuyen
Afghanistan holidays
Staple Food
Interesting facts about Afghan food culture
Main Crops!
Gonzo beans
Fruits such as watermelon and grapes
Khataii Cookies

1 1/2 cups White Flour
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cupCorn Oil
1 tablespoon crushed Cardamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the white flour, sugar, and crushed cardamon. Then, add the corn oil and mix it very well. Make the dough into two inch round balls and put them on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 min, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle finely ground pistachios on top of the cookies while they are still hot.
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