Friday is the Muslim holy day so many men will go for afternoon prayers but unlike many Muslim countries the weekend is still Saturday and Sunday.During the holy month of Ramadan all Muslims must fast from dawn to dusk and are only permitted to work six hours per day.The museum significantly expanded in 2012, with a .7 million makeover that doubled its display area.Its contents come from Carthage, whose ruins are in the suburbs of Tunis, and other parts of the country.Each night at sunset, families and friends gather together to celebrate the breaking of the fast (iftar).The festivities often continue well into the night. Nonetheless, it was a huge blow to Tunisians — and all those who love its ancient treasures. In general, though Tunisians consider themselves to be more liberal and tolerant than their neighbours—most urban women, for example, dress in Western clothes and do not veil themselves, and (though it is considered inappropriate by some Tunisian Muslims) locally made wines and spirits are consumed—they still maintain a strong Islamic identity.
Tunisian cuisine consists of a medley of European cuisine—largely French and Italian—and traditional dishes.
Street cafés have increasingly become the preserve of men, especially in rural areas where relations between the sexes are still governed by conservative social norms.
Even Westernized Tunisians adhere to certain traditional values; foremost among these is the role of the family as the centre of social life.
Fasting includes no eating, drinking, cigarette smoking, or gum chewing.
Expatriates are not required to fast; however, they must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.