Renewing Hope and the Eid Celebration

Arabic Learning in Context - Syria from Peaceful Reform to Civil War - Abdelkader Berrahmoun

Abdelkader Berrahmoun [+-]
Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
Abdelkader Berrahmoun is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and served as Summer Intensive Arabic Coordinator at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Professor Berrahmoun is a native of Oran, Algeria. He began his career as a language professor in Boston, Massachusetts, where he taught Arabic and French at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and a number of other educational institutions.


Characters describe their Eid/religious celebrations in times of war and conflict. Despite the ongoing conflict in Syria, people celebrate religious festivities. Syrian families try to instill hope in their children’s hearts, and rejoice in Ramadan, Eid and Christian ceremonies. Characters describe the role of religion in popular resistance and resilience to war and chaos, and discuss whether/how traditions and customs help people who are living through disruptive conflict.

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Berrahmoun, Abdelkader. Renewing Hope and the Eid Celebration. Arabic Learning in Context - Syria from Peaceful Reform to Civil War. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. May 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. Date accessed: 27 Feb 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41821. May 2022

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