Studio Arabiya Blog

Keep up with the latest in Arabic and Qur'an with Studio Arabiya!

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:

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)

A 'Native Speaker' Doesn't Guarantee a Good Teache...
I Speak Arabic!


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Connect with us

P.O. Box 3125, Conroe, TX 77304

  • USA Phone: (855) 226-2848

  • UK Phone: +44 808 178 7400