Published on 28 July 2012 in Variety
(author), Samar Qaed
Rawani and Shawbia—homemade desserts—are essential in the Ramadan meal. In Sana’a’s markets, demands for Rawani and Shawbia double on the first days of Ramadan.
Tucked away in alleyways and in corners of Sana’a’s old city, Yemenis prepare food, sing songs and sell trinkets in celebration of Ramadan. Desserts and sweet drinks are necessities. Music is a must. The days are spent getting ready for the Iftar and for the long nights that follow.