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April 4 2007 Middle Eastern Culture Newsletter

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This year, Eastern Orthodox Easter and Western Easter falls on the same Sunday. This got me thinking about holidays and dates, the subject of this week's article...

Holidays in the Middle East 2007 - April to June

Dates for religious, secular and national holidays in the Middle East that occur during April, May, and June 2007.

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Also posted recently is my review of this month's book club pick:

Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Istanbul – A Review

Ever wonder what life was like in Byzantium, Constantinople, or Istanbul? Want to learn about the Byzantium or Ottoman empire? Interested in the art, history, or architecture of one of the great cities in the world? You need this book!

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Word of the Week
Thank You
Arabic shukra شلارا
French mare-C merci
Hebrew todah תודה
Pashtomanana مننه
Persian mamnoonممنون

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