Customs and Cuisine of Afghanistan Afghanistan is a country in the heart of Asia that is usually mistaken to be in the Middle East. Its population of 34 million is made up of many different ethnic groups who speak different languages and have their own cultural practices.Some of the largest ethnic groups are, in order, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Turkmens, Nuristani, Baloch and Pashayi.First, I don’t think you have to worry so much if he is a ‘terrorist’ or not.
In both Eids, everyone makes new clothes to wear on the three days of the Eid holiday.
People put henna on their hands and women get designs on their hands and feet.
It is rice cooked with lamb or beef, raisins, carrots, onions and other spices.
Afghan cuisine is also famous for its dumpling-like dish, Manto, which is filled with a mixture of meat and vegetables and topped with yogurt, tomato sauce and mint.
The big deals you have to look out for are Visa, Respect and Culture. Loads of Afghans are desperately searching for a way out of Afghanistan. (I do NOT mean every Afghan, of course there are great Afghan guys, but often those are more educated, with exposure outside of the male dominated insular religous culture).
Marrying someone from another country is one way out. Be careful of the guy who does not see you as worth the same as a man.
Afghanistan has some of the most delicious cuisine in the world.
Bread is an important element and is on the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The culture in this part of the world has strong expectations for the roles of men and women.
I know of Western women who have married Afghan men and they were great men, but it is a very difficult adjustment for a Western (or similar culture) woman to try and fit in with Afghan cultural expectations around hospitality, family, a wife’s role, and religion that comes from being brought up in Afghanistan.
The proposal is always made by the parents of the groom to the girl’s home.