” When one is invited to a Sudanese home for dinner, it is the custom to eat at approximately or p.m.
After dinner, tea is served, and very shortly after tea, the visitors take their leave.
The host generally inquires about the visitor, his family, his health and his general well being.
After this the Sudanese host will begin to discuss business, if the meeting is to be business one. It is in bad taste for a western man to inquire about a Sudanese host’s wife.
Sudanese weddings are times of great festivity lasting several days.
The climax of the ceremony is the bridal dancing, which can last until the early hours of the morning.
There is generally a high feeling and great excitement at the “Zar”.
It is important to remember that to the Sudanese ladies the possibility of possession and the rite of exorcism are very real.At dinners it is usual for the men to be seated on one side of the room and the ladies on the other.It is quite rude for a guest, particularly for a western man, to point the soles of his feet at an Arab; also when one beckons, one does not do so in the American fashion by crooking one’s finger at a guest. Instead, one extends one’s hand, palm downwards, and motions towards oneself.What do you know about Spanish customs and traditions?This section will help you discover more about Spain´s culture and customs.Her friends then get together and hire an exorcist.