Afghan culture

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Afghan culture

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RELIGION: the Afghan religion is Islam and Islam is the second most popular and fast growing religion of the world. Their government is an Islamic government and is controlled by the Quran. Islam has five pillars that every Muslim has to follow such as prayer five times a day. They also have to make a hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life.




FOOD: their food is influenced by south and central Asian, Chinese and Iranian cooking. Their dished normally have rice cooked in meat sauce and with vegetables. Typically the meat they use in their dishes is goat meat. Kabobs are the fast food of Afghanistan. There is a kabob shop in just about every afghan town. A kabob is skewed meat with vegetables. Food and money shortages are severe and can cause many problems in the villages.

ART: Afghanistan art has a unique heritage but during the three decades of war and conflict much of the art was stolen or smuggled into other countries. What’s left of the art has been destroyed by the Taliban including the Bamyan Buddha statues. Afghan art has spanned many centuries and has a great history and heritage of more than 5,000 years.

MUSIC: under the Taliban rule most forms of music like playing instruments, singing, and listening to recorded music were band. Afghans are usually very musical people who enjoy singing and dancing and playing instruments. Afghan music is different from Western music in many ways, particularly in its scales, note intervals, pitch, and rhythm. Afghans celebrate their religious or national feast days, and particularly weddings, by public dancing.



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