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    Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi In Morocco | How & When to Celebrate it

    In 2022 Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi will be celebrated on Sunday, October 9.


    After “Eid El Fitr” and “Eid Al Adha”, Moroccans are preparing to welcome in joy the Eid Al Mawlid which will take place on Sunday, October 9 – 2022, that is to say on 12 R’abia 1st 1444 of the Hegira. It is an occasion for the Muslim community to show its love for the Prophet Sidna Mohamed and to remember his deeds and his words (Hadiths). To celebrate this day, each region of Morocco keeps its own festive tradition. On the day of Eid Al Mawlid Annabaoui, the family gathers around the ftour table. Moroccan style pancakes, “msemen”, “baghrir” and a special Eid bread are prepared for breakfast. At noon, we prepare either couscous or a Tajine of meat with plums.

    It’s the occasion of 2 days of celebration, which it is unthinkable not to spend with your family.

    Celebration of Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi in Morocco

    Trains and buses are crowded, many traffic jams on the roads! Everything that is not closed is running at a slow pace.


    If you are in Meknes at this time, don’t miss the Mawlid. In front of the city’s adobe ramparts, many fantasias are organized. Trance sessions and religious ceremonies of the Aïssaoua sect. One of the most grandiose festivals in Morocco.

    Moroccan Fantasia

    Sufi sects in cities like Fez, Morocco celebrate the prophet’s birthday with religious chants and drums. Festivals like Eid al-mawlid an-nabawī bring even more life and movement to the Fez medina. Visitors to Morocco are lucky to see the festivities and witness the streams of people making their way into the medina.

    Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi in Moroccan family

    In Morocco, the Mawlid is celebrated by families preparing traditional meals like Assida (semolina porridge), is an indispensable breakfast for Eid Al Mawlid, sweets, cakes, and cookies, as well as new clothing for children. Adults also spend part of the day at local mosques, reciting poems and prayers. The Mawlid is also celebrated by talking about the life of the prophet in a joyful spirit, singing, wearing traditional djalaba, and exchanging visits.

    Eid Al Mawlid Annabaoui is an annual popular festival, a festival of colors, a festival of Sufi songs and trances, of musical magic and rituals revealing the deep soul of the Moroccan people.


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