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Looking At The Religious Cultural Festivals Religion Essay

Paper Type: Free Essay Subject: Religion
Wordcount: 1345 words Published: 1st Jan 2015

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Festivals are large celebrations with plenty of food, drinks, dance and music. Generally people celebrates the festival with their happiness, there are many festival in the world like, Cultural festival, Religious festival, Music festival, Art festival, Fair festival, Film festival, Actor festival etc. But these festivals are much differ to the country to country.

A festival is an event, which is organized by the people for the period of times. In one ancient Egyptian festival in the 12th century BC, over 11000 loaves of bread and nearly 400 jars of beer were made available to the public. Original festivals and feasts were part of a larger ritual belief, largely determined by lunar or solar cycles. When grains germinate and produce more grains, year after year, humans thankfully reacted with owe and admiration in order to guarantee the following harvest. Most Ancient festivals were religious, while others were royal, like the Libyan-Egyptian Sad festival which celebrated the thirtieth year of the pharaoh’s rule. Ramesses III   established his own festival to celebrate his victory over the Libyans who attempted to regain control over the conquered land. Nowadays, most festivals, except the religious ones, became automated and occur according to a fixed day of the year, regardless of the position of the heavenly bodies or the period they supposed to celebrate.

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To accomplish this task, It has been chosen two countries for describe. First one is Jordan and another last one is Libya. Jordan and Libya is the midlist country of the world. In general these two countries are very close to the many festivals but they have much difference as well. In general the countries are same about the religious festival. In order to complete this task of will compare three topics about origin, celebration and significant.

Religious festival of Jordan:


Religious festival is the most common festival of all over the world. The entire nation in the world organizes the festival. Jordan is a Muslim country; they have a huge history about the religious festival. According to the Muslim history the Jordan has two major Religious festivals first one is the Eid-ul-Fitr and another one is the Eid ul Azha. They has many other festivals such as miladunnabi, Lilatul barat.


The Jordan’s celebrates their religious festival. On that day they invite their neighbor relatives and their friends. Especially on the EID day they invite their friends by the EID cards. They pray their prayer and complete their all religious function.


The significant of the Muslim festivals are same to the country to country when the other the festivals are different. Islam is the old religion in the world. The Is lam has a traditional history while all of them known as traditional festival. The Jordan is the north South African Muslim country.

Music festival is the most important one for the Jordan culture when the whole nations are the Muslims. They love to make any festival such as music as well as their religious festival.

Islamic Tradition

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community; i.e., empathy for the poor, charity, worships, etc. Fasting is also believed by some scholars to extol fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical realm.

Food festival of Jordan:


Jordan food festival is holding a traditional history for the long time, all the people of Jordan participate their food festival for keeping their tradition.

JTB participate in the Jordan Food & Art Festival which takes place during July & August at the Radisson Hotel in Vienna. The festival aims to attract consumers to dine Jordan food at the hotel and to motivate them to travel to Jordan. There remains tombola with a trip to Jordan to be won and we will have a desk in the foyer of the hotel with our Jordan brochures.


In cooperation with the Jordan Embassy in Vienna, JTB participates in the National Day festivities at the Radisson Hotel within 15 June in every year. There also have the “Grand Opening Ceremony” of the Jordan Food & Art Festival which takes place there in July & August.


Food festival is the very important aspect within the Jordanian culture. In most villages, urban, meals are a community event with the immediate and extended family present. In addition, food festival is commonly used by Jordanians to express their hospitality and generosity. Jordanians by nature are very hospital people and, often, it is presented within minutes of a person’s invitation to a local house. Because of that the Jordanian feels so proud about their food and their festival. There is so much more to Jordanian food than mere ingredients. There is a history of hospitality and rich cultural traditions that come with your dish. Bon Appetite.

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Religious festival of Libya:


The Libyan religious festival is traditional one after End of the holy month of Ramadan (the fasting month): one of the biggest festivals in the Islamic calendar, marked by visits to the mosques and the homes of all friends and families, wishing them a happy Eid, and celebrations across the country. All children and young people wear bran new clothes, receive new presents (toys and money), play and have fun.


Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar[4]. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan, i.e. Eid-ul-Fitr. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.[5]



The second most important feast is the sacrificial feast, which comes after the Haj or pilgrimage to Mecca, in recognition of Abraham’s devotion to God. When God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his sun Ismaeil, to test his belief and devotion, Abraham took his sun to a secluded spot, placed his neck on a stone, and as about to sacrifice his son, God sent him a ram instead and instructed him to spare the life of his son. Ever since Muslim all over the world continue to sacrifice once a year.

Food festival of Libya:


A direct marketing and e-marketing program has been conceived to drive not less than 5000 visitors and buyers daily. This program includes radio and TV advertisement, distribution of printed materials, sending of SMS and e-mail, as well as web publication.


Libyan State companies running poultry, dates farms, oil and pasta industries, have confirmed their participation to this important event, as well as many exhibitors from North Africa and Middle East, hence confirming the status of the 3rd Ramadan Food Festival as the most attended national direct sale food gathering.


Exhibitors Manufacturers, agents or distributors of foods, drinks, cooking equipment and house electronic materials are invited to participate in this important sale gathering.


Every process mentioned in the guideline has been completed. In order to complete this task there has been followed a vest assessment. This task is for cultural study just for two countries named Jordan and Libya. These two countries are rich for their cultural festival mainly in religious and their food festival. On the above performance the whole assignment is designed for the religious and food festival of these countries.


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