Ramadan in Tunisia post-revolution
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jul 1, 2012 12:44 AM Last Post By: royalhalo
Jun 18, 2012 7:16 AM
Ramadan in Tunisia post-revolutionHi,
I'm wondering if anyone knows what to expect in Tunisia (Tunis in particular) during Ramadan now that the government has changed. Tunispro.net mentions that many more shops were forced to close and that things in general seemed to be more locked down in 2011, and to expect the same in 2012. I'm fine with this, I'm just wondering what to expect.
Also, as a male, would I be able to get away with shorts? It seems like during the holy month in a newly more religious state I should maybe play it safe and wear pants, but if anyone knows one way or the other I'd like to hear it.
Jun 18, 2012 8:51 AM
1I just returned from Tunis and men and women are wearing everything--I was very surprised. During Ramadan it may be a little more conservative in town, but at hotels you will not have an issue. While Tunisia may now be more religious, as you say, most of the population still wants to make the point that they are very secular and accepting of all choices.
Jun 24, 2012 11:16 PM
2Most people are concerned about safety durinig Ramadan, but that is not an issue. Like you said, you want to me more respectful of the religious month. I agree that at the hotels nothing will change, but in public, people only want to be respected like in any other part of the world. Avoid eating in public during fasting hours, but as I said, the hotels remain the same. Alan
Jul 1, 2012 12:44 AM
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