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Jordan Culture - Overlanding Africa.com
Jordan culture seen on your Overlanding Africa.com trip is diverse and varied, with influences from Arabic as well as Western cultures. Traditionally, Jordan has its own unique cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years, however many cultures from its modern years have been adapted, forming a rich and varied culture that is quite unlike any other Middle Eastern destination.
Food and drink play a key role in daily life, with many delicious dishes such as the national main dish of Mansaf, which consists of lamb cooked in dried yogurt and served with seasoned rice on flat bread.
Another popular activity enjoyed my Jordanians is sports, which include football (soccer) and basketball, both of which are played and watched throughout the country.
Music in Jordan takes its influence not only from traditional Arabic music, but also from a range of Western sources and other minority groups such as Kurdish, Turkish and other neighbouring cultures.
Among the youth of Jordan, pop culture is a growing trend, with street fashion, expression, cinema and music all present within this genre.