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Grand Mosque of Mesul

Grand Mosque of Mesul, an iconic piece of Jakanian culture

The culture of Jakania reflects the complex and diverse history of cultural influence in the country. Jakanian culture combines a heterogeneous array of elements from Majatran, Deltarian, Jelbic and Augustan traditions.

Traditional Jakanian culture is often traced to the period of the Great Empire of Turjak, notably in terms of architecture and painting. Following the formation of the First Jakanian Republic, significant investment was poured into cultural endeavours as part of efforts by the Jakanian Populist Action Party to modernise the country.

ReligionEdit

Main article: Religion in Jakania

Jakanian culture is heavily influence by the dominance of Ahmadism throughout the country's history. Ahmadi elements have affected painting, architecture and music, as well as modern film and television. In addition, the adherence to Israism, the dominant Ahmadi sect in Jakania, has shaped customs and lifestyle in the country.

LifestyleEdit

MarriageEdit

In recent centuries, there have been heated debates over the role of traditional marriage customs in modern Jakania. Despite efforts to eradicate practices like the forced marriage of young girls and polygamy, they continue to a small degree.

CuisineEdit

Main article: Jakanian cuisine

The cuisine of Jakania is an example of the country's position at the centre of a cultural crossroads in Majatra. Despite heavy influence from Majatran dominance in the region, particularly during the second millennium, Jakanian cuisine shares many elements and customs with other Jelbo-Tukaric countries and even with some Goa-Shown regions. Especially in the eastern regions of the country and along the southern coast, there are notable similarities with Kalopian and Istalian culinary traditions.

Art and mediaEdit

MusicEdit

Music in Jakanian incorporates a diverse set of musical traditions and trends, ranging from classical to modern. The country's most well-known and successful export is probably Sezgin Yakin, who gives his name to the largest airport in Dokuz.

National symbolsEdit

Crescent and starEdit

The crescent and star was a traditional symbol associated with the Great Empire of Turjak but eventually adopted as a wider national symbol. In some contexts, it is used to represent Ahmadism.

PhoenixEdit

The phoenix or eagle was a legendary creature associated with the Great Empire. According to legend, its bones were used the Phoenix Throne of Jakania. During periods of monarchical rule, it has been used to represent national unity.

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