Between Moroccan festivities and traditions, Moroccans enjoy Eid Al-Adha

This Monday, June 17, Morocco celebrates Eid Al-Adha, a religious festival of major importance for all practicing Muslims. And the Moroccans have a very particular way of marking this occasion.

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In Morocco, the atmosphere is distinctive in the morning. Families prepare for the ritual of sheep sacrifice, often by calling on “specialists” such as butchers, who have the skills to carry out this complex task efficiently and to standard.

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Traditionally, the whole family attends the sacrifice. After that, it is time to wash and prepare the sheep meat.

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Once this task is completed, families begin to cook the famous “Boulfaf”. In some families, it is customary to start the day by tasting this dish.

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In the streets, young experts in grilling sheep’s heads light their campfires to welcome their first customers.

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It is generally the children who stick out the sheep’s head and ensure that the expert carries out his work to perfection.

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Eid Al-Adha in Morocco goes beyond the simple religious framework; it is a time when families come together to prepare and enjoy delicious dishes, accompanied by tea and Moroccan pastries, in a unique atmosphere.

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Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, participates in preparing the feast.

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Another notable aspect of this festival is the collection or sale of “Btana” (sheepskins).

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Informal specialists travel through neighborhoods to collect skins and transform them into rugs or other craft products for sale.

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The celebration of Eid Al-Adha in Morocco is an occasion where cultural and religious traditions combine, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Moroccans continue these ancestral practices by gathering as a family, sharing exquisite meals and participating in traditional activities that strengthen community bonds.

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