This April, I will be participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, writing about the A to Z of Iraqi Culture. Do give in your own two cents in the comments below and let me know if you have anything to add or something similar to share from your own culture.
Shako Mako: the exclusive Iraqi way of saying 'What's up?'
This is what Iraqis call Sopa- a reliable device that warms up rooms when winter gets cruel. Not only does it spread warmth, but it's useful to place a tea kettle on top of the Sopa to keep your tea hot. It is also not uncommon for Iraqis to use the Sopa to dry their wet clothes when the electricity's out and there's no other quick alternative!
Most importantly, huddling around a hot Sopa can make even the coldest gatherings warm and cosy.