Vacations; with a Saudi touch

Today, I was thinking about what type of blog post shall I write. And for a difference with the previous posts, I got a topic “Lifestyle of People living in Saudi Arabia”.
Maybe this thought came to my mind because I’m always very much excited to know ’bout the lifestyles of people, who are special to me, 🙂 and thought that you people may also like to know something different this time. 😀

Nowadays, we are enjoying or maybe some of us are getting bored of summer vacations. But here, these are the days, when we leave our daily routines which have made our life dull and boring.

The lifestyle of people living in Saudi Arabia:

Days during vacations VS working days are completely different here. Let’s talk about vacations today!

Waking up without any alarm is a Divine. But when you wake up in a hurry and suddenly look at your phone, because your alarm just didn’t ring. And finding that it’s almost 12 o’ clock right here. 😮 Ooops!. But then we realize that Yayyy it’s our holiday ( which means DO WHATEVER you wanna do!) 😀

The sun winks through the windows after zuhr at almost 12, and then brunch continues. After that, we have to get ready for enjoyment! Yes, because I’ve joined Summer camps, this year.

Summer Camps!

The bus reaches at the gate directly after Asar, and on almost 4 we are at the school.
Reaching there and meeting the friends makes the day so refreshing. And then we move on to greet the teachers and principal.

The question is…
What do we do there from 4- 8? 

The camps are all about functions, programs & competitions. Each day is specified for different activities and tasks.

♣    The first day which means Sunday’s been spent on Qur’an and a few competitions till the sky turns black.

♣    Monday goes for knowledge gaining programs. Like, last time we had a journalist who taught us the basic and the mains of journalism {e.g. how to write a news etc?}

♣    Tuesday is specified for arts and crafts, and in the evening the Principal مديره organizes a presentation and we act as audience or sometimes she ask us to organize 1 and becomes the judge herself.


♣    Wednesday goes for سوق. Different stalls are arranged in the main hall so the students and teachers can shop from there.

And that’s all! we have to go there for just 4 days.

Dinner time!

It’s a trend here that people like to sit in a park and spend the vacations by waking up all night in the park OR at home. You’ll find the markets open, and there are certain festivals arranged near the parks where you can enjoy Shopping, Circus & the traditional Saudi Food.

 

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Typical Saudi serving. /Khaleeji/

This thing matters a lot in Saudi culture, it is believed that a person who doesn’t serve قهوه to the guests has no etiquettes, and is a miser. [Strange but True]

Finally it’s time for Fajr prayer & This is how a common holiday of a Saudi comes to an end!

I hope you enjoyed! see you…

 

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