Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Palestine'

Easter baking: Making Mamoul

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I got the mamoul recipe from my mom couple weeks back, bought the ingredients last week and set a date to make my very first mamoul batch alone. On the evening before the day...

Palestinian Easter tradition: Making mamoul Pastries

Easter brings back many memories from my childhood in Beit Sahour; church memories of holy week services, family gatherings, good food and pastry baking. I have mentioned before that families in Beit Sahour are very big. Whom you and...

Palm Sunday

While many Christians are celebrating Easter today( Happy Easter), Eastern Christians are just kicking off the Holy Week with Palm Sunday today. I don't quite understand the disagreement on dates, but I know that The Greek Orthodox Church follows the...

Thob: Traditional Dress in Palestine

What Palestinian women wear is mainly determined by their religious beliefs.Christian women wear modest western clothing, and Muslim women may wear Hijab and Abaya, but may also just dress modestly. It was not always like this though. Women in Palestine...

Beit Sahour: A place to call home

The concept of selling a house in Beit Sahour is almost unheard of. Houses are inherited from one generation to the other in families. Families sharing a house is common as well. Weather it is a one story,or multiple stories,...

Beit Sahour at a glance.

Set in one of the most beautiful parts of Palestine, the historic city of Beit Sahour lies to the east of Bethlehem and south-east of Jerusalem. The origins of the name Beit Sahour (the house of vigilance) reputedly stems from...

Lets look at the big picture of the Arab World......

I wrote my first entry on Palestine, and more specifically Beit Sahour, few days ago, and inspired by Annie's comment, and few others, I thought maybe I should shine a little light on the Arab World, and hope it may...

Thoughts about the old country...

It has always been a "touchy" subject to talk about my life in Palestine. It is hard to describe life there, without getting into politics, and politics in that part of the world are ugly, to say the least. So...