Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Empty Food Stalls

By the third day of the Feast, salad vegetables had gotten to be a bit scarce around the house, so we ventured in to the Maadi souq. This is pretty much what we found for the most part....empty stalls. Usually you'd have trouble pushing your way down the alley. We found some tomatoes and cucumbers and called it a day.


brattcat said...

Why were the stalls empty?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The four days of Eid el Fitr (the lesser feast) at the end of the month of fasting during Ramadan are a holiday that EVERYONE observes. So the market stalls are empty as the fruit and vegetable sellers are at home playing with children and visiting family. We try to stock up before the beginning of the feast.

It isn't that big a problem since no one starves in four days.

The Equestrian Vagabond said...

an unusual sight - empty of people!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

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