Latakia - Sana
The Ramadan rituals of the people of Jableh, like other Syrian cities, are characterized by many social customs that have become an integral part of people's lives that reinforce the heritage and spirituality of this ancient city.
Abdul-Ghani Marqoubia, a resident of Jableh Lasana, says that the blessed month passes over them bearing the whiffs and blessings and the dark nights that the people of the city yearn for its rituals, as the house is not without preparations before the advent of the holy month to enrich the breakfast tables with foods, sweets and various juices such as berries, licorice, tamarind and carob juice, indicating that Every family must acquire the basics of cooking, such as bulgur to prepare raw kibbeh, kiosk and red lentils for soup, while crowding in the markets in the period preceding breakfast is a phenomenon that distinguishes these rituals and gives them remarkable elegance and splendor.
Marqabeya pointed out to some of the dishes that decorate Ramadan dishes, such as Sayadiyah, Mahshi, local zinc and Baghaja, and with the entry of the last ten days, the market becomes more crowded to buy Eid clothes, while the bakeries begin to display types of sweets, such as maamoul with walnuts, ghariba, Siwar and baklava with walnuts, which are among the basics of the Eid hospitality table.
In his turn, Jassar Ali Farran referred to some of the beloved Ramadan customs that the people are keen to adhere to, including the continuation of the habit of exchanging relatives and neighbors for the "fasting of Ramadan" half an hour before the time for breakfast, which enriches the tables with various delicious varieties in addition to providing material and in-kind assistance to poor families to buy what they need and fill Their need in order to strengthen social bonds and solidarity.
Rania Abu Zeid talked about the nights of the people that extend to the period of suhoor and are enhanced by the magnificence of the sound of the sorrows that are still touring the popular neighborhoods to this day, alerting the fasting people to the time of the suhoor and performing religious rituals, noting that she adorns her table with various items, especially soups, fattoush or salads, and among the meals that the Kabsa and Mahashi prefer. To forget about Ramadan, with its delicious kinds.
Maan Yunus believes that this month is an opportunity for a person to strengthen spiritual and social ties and self-review to correct them, as well as the health benefits of fasting on the human body.