In class today we are preparing for national day. All over the school decorations are going up, people are talking about what they will wear, and green, white, and red has taken over. It's been pretty fun.
On National day, everyone in school is allowed to dress themselves in the Traditional Omani Aparrel, which is quite colorful. The outfits consist of all colors, and are layered. Certain designs are worn based on which tribe one descents from.
Of course, these are not what Omanis wear everyday. These outfits are reserved mainly for special occasions.
Regularly Omanis wear western clothing! Stores here that I've shopped at include H&M, Forever 21, and Gap. The only difference is they wear mainly long-sleeved and long panted outfits. Although when going out, like to public places, they just throw on an abaya over their clothes. (Sometimes over pajamas:)
But with National Day fast approaching, and the festivities in the air, I thought I'd share the experience with you, my faithful readers.
Here are some pictures of the decorations in our school: