There is no doubt that each nation has its own occasions to celebrate, express their happiness and their desire to preserve their heritage, and Moroccan society also holds many events to carry out that purpose. These celebrations have a symbolic element in which you can see a perfect fusion between the Islamic symbolism and the amazigh. In this article I will mention some Moroccan festive occasions and some traditions practiced in this fascinating country. Moroccan families celebrate the life of their sons and daughters from birth until their wedding. Firstly, it is the Sabee or Sboa, celebrated the 7th days after the baby’s birth, and that father kill a lamb if the baby girl and two if it is child, and gives the baby a name. Then, parents invite all your friends and neighbor workers to share their happiness by giving name to this new Member of the family. L khtana, which is the circumcision of the child is then held.

In the last, this operation used to be carried by a person named l hajjam caba, but nowadays usually take the child to a physician to avoid any danger or complication. After the operation, the parents organized a big party to celebrate this important event. We also have the Syam Ouel l, meaning first day of fasting, when parents prepare a special meal for your child to which consists of honey, dried fruits, cakes, etc. They take your son/daughter, which is treated as a boyfriend or a girlfriend, your dress to their traditional clothes, the photographer to take some pictures that will be kept as a souvenir. All these celebrations are organized on this special day to prepare the child to practice this important Islamic pillar.

In addition, Moroccan society celebrates many other special days, such as the Aid al Adha or Aid L Kbir, considered the most important event for all Muslims, during which the people come in the morning to a special prayer that is organised that day. Then they return to their homes to slaughter a lamb, after which prepared the boulfaf with the animal liver and all members of the family eat together. In the evening, families exchanged visits at home of others. Last but not least, it is the day of Achoura, which takes place one month after the Aid al Adha and in which mothers prepare couscous with seven vegetables and children practice some traditions, such as the Bab Aichor. Also, parents buy some games and toys for children and women also buy some traditional musical instruments (such as arija MT or the Rascals). In this special event you can see the mix between the religious and cultural or traditional. So celebrations in Morocco are a perfect opportunity for the Moroccans reconcile among themselves and to exchange visits in an atmosphere full of love, tolerance and solidarity. Also, Moroccan holidays offer the opportunity to discover the popular culture of Morocco, which is an excellent mixture between different cultures and reflects the variety and richness of the Moroccan cultural heritage in all areas. Come to Morocco and held its varied culture and its rich heritage. They may stay in one of the fantastic riads in Marrakech, where you may celebrate or witness some of the major festivals in Morocco, or in a hotel in Marrakech. Also you can stay in a fantastic Villa in Marrakech, close rural, where the inhabitants would welcome them in your festivities with open arms.

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