4 Traditional Ceremonies and Their Accompanying Sweet Delicacies

Countries from all around the world host their special annual celebrations, with fun gatherings and delicious food as the essentials.

Christmas, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Easter — all these events are symbolic and exemplify a rich culture that showcases the character of the family celebrating it.

And at the centerpiece of the dinner table of these lavish festivities, there’s no better accompaniment to the bountiful hearty meat dishes than sweet and delectable desserts.

From fruit cake, ice cream, to sticky chocolate sweets, these desserts satisfy any sweet tooth.

But if you’re looking for a twist from the usual treats...

Layla's Delicacies can bring the heart of Tunisian dessert straight to your dinner table. With a wide selection of Mediterranean desserts, there’s no better place to get desserts than ours to spruce up your parties.

With that said, let’s take a tour around the globe and explore the world’s best desserts!

Ramadan and Crispy, Sweet Baklava

Over one billion Muslims each year celebrate the occasion we all know as Ramadan. This holiday is the time to commemorate the event when Allah gave the first chapters of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad in 610 A.D.

Annually, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures, and pray to deepen their relationship with God. This time holds cultural significance to Muslims, since it’s a time for the devotee to undergo personal and spiritual growth with Allah.

While abstaining during Ramadan is the norm, who’s stopping you from indulging in sweet delicacies or buying them as a gift once it’s over?

Baklava Pistachio
Baklava Pistachio

Baklava Pistachio is one of our prized desserts. With origins from the time of the Ottoman Empire, the crunchy and sweet baklava is a timeless pastry that continues to impress generations of Muslims.

The top and bottom layers are made of crispy phyllo dough, all drenched in sweet honey for an explosion of heavenly flavors after every bite. Fine pistachio nuts provide a nutty texture that you can enjoy without any guilt.

If you’re looking for the perfect Ramadan dessert, feast your eyes on our artisanal Tunisian baklava.

Eid al-Fitr and A Box of Tunisian Assortments

Also known as the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", Eid al-Fitr is a momentous three-day occasion that marks the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan.

During this ceremony, communal prayer (ṣalāt) is performed at the daybreak of the first day. Official receptions and friend and family gatherings also occur during this period, alongside gift-giving and visiting the graves of relatives who have passed.

From Islamic gifts to household wares, the gifts given during this occasion can range from person to person. But for our recommendation, we have special sweet delicacies that are sure to bring joy to the recipient.

Appreciation Box, 46 pc
Appreciation Box, 46 pc

This gift-wrapped Appreciation Box is both a gorgeous variety of desserts as well as a delight in the mouth. It contains an assortment of bite-sized Tunisian sweets that bring the indulger a taste of amazing desserts straight from the heart of the Mediterranean.

The sweets are delicately balanced — featuring less sugar and more pistachios, giving you a healthy dose of fiber and protein in every bite.

Whether you celebrate the Appreciation Box with your family or bring it with you to a friend or relative’s home, our artisanal Appreciation Box is sure to delight anyone with even the slightest bit of a sweet tooth.

Our Appreciation Box comes in four sizes:

  •  9 pcs
  • 14 pcs
  • 23 pcs
  • 46 pcs

Try our Appreciation Box today.

Rosh Hashanah and a Box of Bite-Sized Treats

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, directly translates to “head of the year” and marks the beginning of the 10-day Days of Awe.

This is also the time when Jews from all around the world commemorate the world’s creation, ask for atonement, and remind themselves not to commit the same sins this year.

The observances of this Jewish holiday include special foods, visits to the synagogue, and giving back to people in need.

The typical food eaten during these celebrations includes fish, which symbolize fertility and abundance. Besides that, sweets like apples and honey are also delicious treats that are eaten during this time. Honey, in particular, symbolizes the hope of a sweet new year to come!

Quarterly Limited Edition
Quarterly Limited Edition

The desserts you can find in our Quarterly Box contain exceptional Tunisian treats that will spruce up your Rosh Hashanah festivities with an extra kick. Our food is generously drizzled with honey and topped with nuts, giving you that sweetness that you can’t find in any cake or creamy tart dish served in traditional food shops.

Give you and your loved ones a baked fruit treat assortment found in the dessert Quarterly Box to commemorate the Jewish New Year’!

Celebrate Christmas in the Mediterranean

An annual event that marks the birthday of Jesus Christ, Christmas is an annual festival that billions of people celebrate around the world.

Both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide commercial phenomenon, Christmas Day is a time of spiritual reflection and joyous family festivities.

Food during this holiday is dependent on the country where it’s celebrated. In America, baked glazed ham with brown sugar glaze is a food treat that takes its place as the dinner party’s centerpiece. In other Christian countries like the Philippines, roasted suckled pig is a common communal dish that commands attention at the dinner party.

But if you’re looking for the perfect wrap-up with a delicious dessert, we recommend the assortment you can find in our Escape Box.

Escape Box, 10 PC.
Escape Box, 10 PC.

This Escape Box features Bjewia Pistachio topped with dried rose petals, an almond boat filled with caramelized chocolate, and other crunchy and sweet dessert treats.

If you’re still hesitant, look at what one of our satisfied customers has to say about our served dishes:

“Each piece looked like a jewel artfully crafted! Consistent in appearance and individually wrapped in just the right bite-sized portions. It was almost a shame to eat them but of course, I couldn't resist tasting each one! I loved every one of them and will be ordering again!” - Doreen Raynak (Roseville, US)

Our beautifully decorated Escape Box gift assortment houses some of our best-selling dessert dishes to wrap up your Christmas meal.

The Escape Box comes in four different sizes:

  • 4 pcs
  • 6 pcs
  • 10 pcs
  • 20 pcs

 Don’t miss out on our treasured Escape Box!

Want More Sweet Delicacies?

While we don’t serve ice cream or cake, we bring the best of what Tunisia has to offer.

We ship our sweet delicacies and all of our treats from New Jersey to anywhere in the States.

If you’re interested, message our corporate development team at CorporateSales@LaylasDelicacies.com or browse through our corporate gift options.

For other general shipping questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Try out our Tunisian treats at Layla’s Delicacies today.

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