10 Facts about Afghanistan

Sunday, November 23rd 2014. | Countries

The country which receives a lot of coverage and becomes the headlines of newspaper in the world can be checked in Facts about Afghanistan. Have you ever gone to the country before? When people hear the word Afghanistan, they always link it with terrorism, war, beards, burkas and Taliban. Find out more Afghanistan facts by reading the following post below:

Facts about Afghanistan 1: the new year in Afghanistan

Let’s find out the New Year in the country. They celebrate it on 21 March. It is called as Nawroz, the first day in spring. To welcome the New Year, there will be a lot of people traveling to reach the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

Facts about Afghanistan 2: an Islamic banner

In the pre Islamic year, you can spot many strong men holding and raising the Islamic banner. It is called Janda. People will see it as a good omen if the Janda can be lifted in smooth motion.



Facts about Afghanistan 3: buzkashi

Can you tell me the national game in Afghanistan? It is called buzkashi or goat grabbing. It is called as one of the wildest games in the world.

Facts about Afghanistan 4: mobile phone coverage

It is estimated that 90 percent of the people in Afghanistan can enjoy mobile phone coverage.  However, the electricity in the country is still considered as the lowest one in the world.

Afghanistan history

Afghanistan history

Facts about Afghanistan 5: the culture and life in Afghanistan

There is no need to wonder that the life and culture of the Afghanistan people changes because of the introduction of mobile phones.  It can be seen on the Talibans who have fancy Smartphone to operate. They are equipped with Skype and email too. Check out facts about Afghanistan history here.

Facts about Afghanistan 6: Poetry

Reading poetry and stories is still one of the important cultures in Afghanistan. For more than 100 years, the culture is preserved.

Afghanistan People

Afghanistan People

Facts about Afghanistan 7: the poetry night

The poetry night is on Thursday night.   Men, women and children will come to the western city of Herat. The main activity is sharing the ancient and modern verses.  They could enjoy pastries and sweet tea too while listening to the traditional Herat music.

Facts about Afghanistan 8: Alexander the Great

The ancient citadel in Herat was built by Alexander the Great in 330 BC. Roxanne was the beautiful women who could steal the heart of the young emperor. She came from Balkh.

Afghanistan history Pictures

Afghanistan history Pictures

Facts about Afghanistan 9: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is very famous in Afghanistan. You can find his poster hung on the walls of some buildings in Afghanistan.

Facts about Afghanistan 10: the cuisine

You have to try the local cuisines of Afghanistan. It is delicious and sophisticated. You can enjoy mantu pasta or a ravioli.

Facts about Afghanistan

Facts about Afghanistan

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