Dates Clustering in Culture
Dates cluster in the cultures of the Middle East and surrounding regions.
At this harvest time, here is a sample of the way dates are used to illustrate everyday wisdom.
I hope these delicious dates don’t stimulate temptation for those who are fasting, rather, let this picture of dates, recently purchased from UAE’s Al Hashmia Date Farms, provide food for thought.
Bunch of Date Wisdom
“From little date seeds, great things are born.” Namibian proverb.
“How can the eater of dates forbid the eating of dates?” Arab proverb.
“If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.” Chinese proverb.
“The fruit of silence is tranquility.” Arab proverb.
“The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.” Arab proverb.
“Don’t show me the palm tree, show me the dates.” Afghani proverb.
“Mock the palm tree only when the date harvest is over.” Ethiopian proverb.
“Cheaper than dates in Basra.” Arab proverb.
“He has fallen from the donkey, but has found a date.” Iranian proverb.
Got any more date proverbs to add to this bunch?
On Related Sites
Sun Rising over Fujairah, UAE, Fujairah in Focus, 9 September 2009.
Coming Second or Losing in the America’s Cup, America’s Cup in the UAE, 4 September 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
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