Thursday, January 9, 2014

Texas Size Incense Burner

Incense is widely available and used in the Middle East.  Its use is affiliated with most major religions.  In fact, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when all Muslims fast from sun-up until sundown, it was reported in the newspaper that sales of incense within the kingdom reached one BILLION Saudi riyals, which is approximately US $266 MILLION!  That is, sales only during the one month of Ramadan!

It is not unusual to see enormous incense burners in public places here in Jeddah.  Some that I have seen are as tall as the gentleman in this photo, who is a tour guide in Jeddah.  For information about taking tours in and around Jeddah or other various excursions within Saudi Arabia with TOUR ARABIA, CLICK HERE.

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