Thursday, 24 January 2013

EID Al-MAWLID …………..


Of course published here for interest, not as a religious statement…….However, we wish all our readers, whatever your faith may be, a happy Eid Al-Mawlid

Eid el Mawllid en-Nabaoui, Eid Al-Mawlid [or name variations] celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammed, not just in Morocco but throughout much of the Sunni Muslim world.

It's an official holiday in Morocco, celebrated with street processions and other festivities throughout much of the country and as often occurs on important holidays, the Moroccan head of state, King Muhammed VI grants a Royal Pardon to a number of prisoners.  Last year 566 people were freed from prison (including the now world-famous Fouad Mourtada)….but that’s another story…….
Organised events may differ from one city to another and from one region to another, there are however some factors and aspects common to all celebrations, including the use of torches and candles, as well as the traditional costumes worn by all to go to the mosques and on visits to family and friends. Religious vigils are also held, as well as outings and trips with family and children.

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