Economy, pandemic force Maanis to drop food tradition

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AMMAN — With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, several Ramadan traditions have had to be significantly altered in order to abide by social distancing restrictions, including the tradition of exchanging food prior to iftar, an act deeply engrained in the culture of Maan, Al-Ghad daily reported.  اضافة اعلان

Before the pandemic, children used to distribute and exchange dishes of food among the population every Thursday, in a ritual that aimed to embody virtue and social solidarity.

With the destabilization of economic conditions, however, the residents of Maan have been affected by the rise in prices of goods, affecting daily purchasing habits. Most residents presently chose to opt for more inexpensive meals for just their immediate family, rather than being able to spend on others, the report said.

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