Syria

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Syria

The family is the heart of Syrian social life. They make alot of visits and exchanges of invitations for meals among family members are integral to daily living.

Syria

The capital is Damascus

Syrians mostly eat mediterranian food, with lots of vegetables.

North of Jordan, West of Iraq, South of Turkey

The population is 22.4 million people

Major religion is sunni muslim

Marriage is arranged by the couple's families. particularly in cities and among the upper classes, it is still extremely rare for a couple to marry against their family's wishes. The marriage rate has declined because of housing shortages, inflation, rising levels of education, bride money, and the prohibitive cost of weddings.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the country, while Weight lifting, judo, and karate are common, too. Syria first competed in the 1948 Games in London and later won its first medal in men’s heavyweight freestyle wrestling at the 1984 olympics.

The main language spoken in syria is arabic.

Some major holidays include Eid al Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, and remembers the time that God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son Ismael. Islamic New Year Milad al-NabiMartyrs’ Dayand Ramadan

Importance in Syria is placed mostly on family, religion, education and self-discipline and respect. The Syrian's taste for the traditional arts is expressed in dances such as the al-Samah, the Dabkeh in all their variations and the sword dance. Marriage ceremonies and the birth of children are occasions for the lively demonstration of folk customs.

The government is officially the semi-presidential system, Unitary republic. The two presidents who have been in power since 1970 are the late Hafez al-Assad followed by his son Bashar al-Assad.

Since 2000 the Government of Syria has significantly increased the expenditure on education 1 to 6. In 2002, elementary and primary education were combined into one basic education stage and education was made compulsory and free from grades 1 to 9.


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