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Mouled and Christmas in Tunisia

The Aleppo Dessert or "Asidat Zgougou"  is a dish that is prepared during the Mouled in Tunisia. Mouled is a term used in the colloquial Arabic to designate the birth of the Islamic prophet Mohommet.



The Christian version of Mouled is "Christmas" which is celebrated annually by Christians on December  25. Even though it is a non Muslim festivity, it is celebrated by some Tunisians.

It is true that most of Tunisians do not show much concern for Christmas, yet there are some others who have started to be interested in celebrating such festivity like they do in the Mouled..

Some of them decide to stay at home and celebrate Christmas with friends and family members. They buy Christmas trees, gifts for the kids, chocolates, Santa Claus Dolls and so on. 

This feast is also celebrated in some places like Jerba and in some churches like the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul in Tunis.

                                           The Santa Claus in Jerba


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