Studio Arabiya Blog

Learn Arabic Online and Online Quran Classes

The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns

In many Muslim countries, particularly Egypt, it is common to decorate for Ramadan with a fanoos (plural: fawanees). These traditional lanterns are made from metal and often have multi-colored glass and beautiful and unique shapes and patterns.

Click here for a fun activity of designing and coloring a fanoos for children provided by the Qatar Foundation:  http://fanous.qfi.org/

And click on the picture below to check out step-by-step instructions on making lanterns in a more Morroccan style.These have been posted (along with free printables) by the super talented Sweet Fajr Blog:

Lastly, check out the lantern page in Peter Gould's Ramadan Fun Pack.These can be cut out and hung on twine or ribbon in fun colors like the following sample:

(Source: by Umamah Moin via Pinterest)

3 Months and Counting!
Are we there yet?

Comments

 
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, 26 May 2017