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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Al Najmah

Al Najmah (The Star) is a ceremony held to celebrate occasions such as weddings and circumcisions. A set of social practices shape the ceremony, which usually...

Movement in Zar Rituals

All peoples have rituals that shed light on the human psyche and that employ symbolic systems such as language. Attempts to analyse ritual behaviour must take...

The Arabian Gulf Folktale: A Study of Cultural Patterns and Interpretation

The folktale is an orally narrated story born of collective memory and passed down repeatedly in an attempt to explain humanity’s relationship to the...

Culture and Unity

When Nations face crises and peoples experience grave unbearable events which undermine their national unity, and lead to adversity of sectarian or ethnic...

The Oral and the Written: The Constant And The Variable

The scholar focuses on well-known stories as an important facet of culture that has always challenged definition. Some scholars believe popular storytelling is...

The Arabian Gulf Folktale: A Study of Cultural Patterns and Interpretation

The folktale is an orally narrated story born of collective memory and passed down repeatedly in an attempt to explain humanity’s relationship to the...

Al Najmah

Al Najmah (The Star) is a ceremony held to celebrate occasions such as weddings and circumcisions. A set of social practices shape the ceremony, which usually...

African Tribal Tattoos

Over time, primitive man in Africa has transformed several norms, rules and models of collective behaviour into personal and communal social imperatives. The...

Folklore’s Impact On Arab Theatre

Folklore is fundamental to many cultures; it represents people’s past and present and influences their future. Folklore plays a role in forming personal...

The Portrayal of the Mother-In-Law in Our Culture

Even if a stereotype of mother-in-laws has been formed over the generations in our culture, we should not judge a mother-in-law using this...

Celebrations for the Birth of the Prophet

This article focuses on the history of Maghreb’s celebrations of the birth of the Prophet (May Peace Be Upon Him) from the first celebrations in the Azfi...

Movement in Zar Rituals

All peoples have rituals that shed light on the human psyche and that employ symbolic systems such as language. Attempts to analyse ritual behaviour must take...

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