Culture of Afghanistan

In Glogpedia

by 18thechr
Last updated 8 years ago

Social Studies
World Culture

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
Culture of Afghanistan

Culture of Afghanistan


Pasta is usually in the shape of dumplings. Also it is usually for special ocasions at home. There are 2 kinds of pasta. There is Mantu and Ashak. Mantu is more chinese and Ashak is from Kabul.

Korma is a stew or casserole and is usually served with chalow. It is usually onion based and there are over 100 kinds of korma.

There are three kinds of rice. There is chalow, palao, and sticky rice. Rice, as in other cultures, is served with many meals.

Kabob is usually served in restaurants and also served at vendors. Meat is popularly lamb and it is rarely served with rice.

Women in Afghanistan are usually less educated than men. They don't work outside of their house (Mostly because in public they have to have a man with them). Men provide for the family, are highly educated, and take care of the elders.


The main religion is Islam and 99% are Muslim, 80-89% are Sunni-Islam, and the rest are Shi'a Islam. The other 1% is other religions.


Education in Afghanistan is K-12 and usually higher. There are over 10,000 schools, but they have one of the lowest literacy rates. There are 43 schools in Afghanistan that offer a higher education than K-12 schools.

Clothing in Afghanistan is traditional Islamic clothing. Men traditionally wear a dress, a turban, hats, and a coat. Women wear a long colorful dress, a round skirt, and at a young age start wearing a light and colorful peice of cloth over their hair.


Family and Roles

The most important holidays are Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Ashura, Afghan Independence Day, and Mawlid. Other holidays include Farmers Day, Mujanideen Victory Day, Labour Day, and International Women's Day.



    There are no comments for this Glog.