Arab countries do not need to be hostages to strict rules and customs that are accepted in Muslim society. Life, which follows the rules written many centuries ago, is simply not interesting and boring. People live not their own independent life, but simply blindly follow the laws.
This is particularly true of women who are forced to live as if all life for them is to clean up their husband’s house and bring up his children. There is no time to visit your relatives and friends, it is not possible to have girlfriends with whom you could meet from time to time and relax from daily work.
In Lebanon, in this respect, it is much easier, because there are other cultures that contribute to the life of the whole society. The importance of the predominance of French culture is important here, therefore almost every person speaks two languages - Arabic and French. Both languages in this country can be considered native.
Women in Lebanon have enough rights and freedoms, they can spend a great time over a cup of coffee with their neighbors and friends after they send their men to work in the morning. Lebanese women manage all day to remake a huge number of household chores, take care of children and they still have free time to relax and gossip with their girlfriends.
However, this applies to women who are engaged only in households. Most of the women in Lebanon work and often occupy rather high positions.
Of course, as is customary, in Muslim society, in Lebanon, the man in the house is the owner, who is responsible for solving all issues concerning the family and children. He is the main breadwinner in the family, he faces the task of providing his spouse and his children with everything necessary.
Modern Lebanon is also an education for children, which all parents try to give as much as possible to their children so that they can get enough knowledge and get a good job.
Education opportunities exist, which increases the level of education in the country every year, because the government of Lebanon is interested in providing the country with specialists.
In Lebanon, it is very rare that children live with their parents after they have acquired their own family. Themselves, parents, are doing everything possible to provide their children with a separate dwelling, where they could start an independent life.
The groom’s family deals with housing issues, and the bride’s parents must make expensive gifts and most often they are furniture and utensils for the house and for the household. Plus, the dowry also remains for the bride.
In the city and in the villages, the housing of the Lebanese consists of three rooms, one of which is always used, in order to receive guests. It can be a living room, but basically still one room remains for such moments when the house gathers guests on the occasion of any holidays and events.
Not every family, of course, has the opportunity to purchase a fairly large accommodation, so to receive guests, the kitchen or the largest room of the house or apartment is used. If there is not enough space to place a guest, then the host’s place can be offered to him, if there is a need to leave the guest overnight.
Every Lebanese woman should be able to cook very well. As a result, a man must know about the culinary abilities of his future wife before getting married. Relatives of the groom can be invited to dinner or for dinner, which must necessarily be prepared by the bride.
The birth of children in Lebanese families is very noisy and fun, when a large number of people come to this event: friends, relatives, relatives and friends. Absolutely everyone brings gifts.Moreover, gifts for the child bring within a month and a half and mostly give jewelry.
One and a half months is enough to ensure that all the closest relatives, neighbors and friends manage to congratulate parents on the birth of their child and make a gift to the baby. We can say that during this month and a half a child collects most of his dowry, because at this time it is customary to give expensive gifts.
Generally in Lebanon for every holiday and for every significant event it is customary to give expensive gifts, which are, first of all, a tribute to the person to whom the gift is intended. Even if neighbors just come to lunch or dinner or even to talk, then small souvenirs are presented to the owners of the house.
For Lebanese, neighbors are no less close than relatives and friends. They live with the same neighbors almost all their lives and therefore they become really very dear. To offend a neighbor for a Lebanese is like insulting one of the family members and this can lead to serious conflicts.
The same applies to the moment when one of the members of the family is insulted by a stranger. In this case, a fairly large quarrel between members of two families can occur, which will lead to long conflicts and quarrels.
However, mostly the Lebanese are very sociable and friendly. Families of Lebanese are always ready to receive guests, at whatever time they come and even without an invitation. The table will always be full of all kinds of dishes and treats, the owners will always be happy to talk with guests and listen to the latest news, share their.
The guest will always be given the most honorable place at the table, and the best dishes will be served from the hands of the master himself. Each house will have a stunning Arab coffee, which is famous for its taste qualities around the world.
Lebanese are always ready to communicate, and are always very friendly. They are able to maintain a conversation that men, that women, who can drag on for a long time.