"Jasmine flower" Top 5 Page for this destination Nabeul Local Custom Tip by croisbeauty

Nabeul Local Customs: 4 reviews and 10 photos


When strolling around, you'll see a lot of men with jasmine flower behind their left ear. If you ask for an explanation you'll get different answers. First what I was told is that it is used by young guy who is ready to get married and searching for a wife, he usually wears it on his left ear when going out. But then I saw, as shown on my picture, that even elderly men wearing it but this man has put jasmine on his right ear. This old man is wearing "jebba", a traditional dress which is a wide coat covering the whole body.
Jebba is considering a ceremonial garment, used mostly by the rural population, it is white in summer and grey in winter. It is a sleeveless tunic that a man wears over a shirt, vest and baggy trousers, called "seroual". The headdress is called "chechia" a red felt hat, which is different in color for elderly men and is usually white.
The truth is, fresh jasmine flower has a very intensive aroma which can be feel for quite a long time and that is what men are doing when strolling around, smelling the flower.

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2014
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