What traditions does Iraq have?

Iraqi culture has had a marked effect on the Middle East, especially in the arts and letters. During the Middle Ages, Iraq and its main city Baghdad have been key centers in the Abbassid Caliphate's blooming literary and scientific culture. Many Islamic Studies, such as Fiqh took place in Iraq. Iraqis are quite friendly people and use polite manners. There are a variety of lightly spiced local dishes such veal stew (anjolia), covered meatballs (kubba), and stuffed chicken (tabit). Most Iraqis dress in typical Western clothing although a sizable minority dress in traditional Arab clothes like the dishdasha, jallabas, and kaftans.

Most Iraqis are Muslims, which also means that major Islamic holidays such as Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr, and Eid Al-Adha are celebrated occasions. The Christian minority is famous for their Christmas celebrations as well.