Discover Morocco During Eid Al Adha: How Moroccans Celebrate This Holy Festival


Eid Al Adha in Morocco

As the sacred festival of the Muslims is approaching, the world can be seen celebrating this holy festival with great devotion and communal harmony. Eid Al Adha is regarded as the festival of reflection and spiritual renewal. This is the second most important festival celebrated worldwide after Eid Al Fitr. Known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it holds a profound spiritual meaning for millions of people worldwide.

Celebrating this year’s Eid Al Adha in Morocco will give you a chance to witness how the Moroccans use this holy occasion to deepen their faith, seek blessings and make resolutions for the upcoming year. Families and communities should gear up to celebrate this year’s Eid in Morocco with great reverence, joy and acts of generosity.

Eid al adha in Morocco

Eid Al Adha preparations in Morocco

Eid Al Adha is celebrated by all Muslims around the world and it is seen that in many Arab countries, the preparations and traditions are all different, and the same goes for Morocco as well. This country has its own atmosphere and celebration vibes.

In Morocco, the preparations start after few days before the actual holiday. People start cleaning their homes, buy fresh vegetables, spices and fruits. They also buy new clothes for themselves as well as for their families and loved ones. You can also see people buying sheep or goats for the traditional sacrifice purpose as this is the central part of the celebration. Witnessing this grand festival in Morocco can be a moment to remember and cherish for a lifetime.

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Eid Al Adha delicacies in Morocco

Celebrating this holy festival in Morocco will be a different feeling as in the morning of the first day Moroccan sweets and cookies with Moroccan mint tea are served while the rest of the days are mainly ruled by Meat.

The meat from the sacrifice becomes the focal point of Eid al-Adha delicacies, featuring an array of traditional Moroccan dishes. You can see dishes like boulfaf, tkelia, brain in spiced tomato sauce, grilled shoulder meat marinated in chermoula, and mrouzia beautifying the dining tables during this 3-day celebration.

One of the most popular dishes prepared during Eid Al Adha is Mechoui. It is a slow-roasted lamb or goat (Moroccan-style Barbecue) served with bread and Tea. Some side dishes are also served such as Salad, Zaalouk (Roasted Eggplants with tomato sauce), and marinated Olives.

Eid al adha in Morocco

Prayer time during Eid Al Adha in Morocco

Eid is celebrated with great devotion and reverence all around the world and so in Morocco. Muslims in Morocco will gather at mosques, musallahs and outdoor places for prayers. The Eid prayer in Morocco takes place approximately 10 to 15 minutes after sunrise.

Places to be explored in Morocco during Eid Al Adha

Are you excited to explore some of the famous places of Morocco this Eid? So, let’s find out the most vibrant and beautiful places that should not be missed during this trip.

Casablanca to Marrakech

The 4-day desert Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech is a chance to visit different attractions and monuments in Casablanca, Rabat & Fes. You can also explore the landscapes that will surely make you fall in love. You can also go for a Camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga Sahara Desert. Enjoy the Dades Valley and Todra Gorges.

Eid al adha in Morocco

Merzouga Desert tour from Errachidia

You can also explore the desert area if you plan a 3-day and 2-night tour. Visit the nomads in their tents and enjoy the music of Gnaoua and dance performances of Khamlia people. In addition, Merzouga Wildlife Lake is a few kilometres away from Merzouga. Then stroll in the palm trees grove, ride camels, and enjoy the magical sunset and sunrise on the sand dunes. Furthermore, you will spend a night in a luxury camp located in the middle of the Sahara desert.

Eid Al Adha in Morocco

Fes to Marrakech Desert tour

During the tour from Fes to Marrakech, desert discovery offers you the opportunity to see the best of Morocco in 3 days. You can even enjoy some Barbary macaques in the Middle Atlas Mountains & cross the Erg Chebbi Dunes by camels. Enjoy watching the sunset from a high dune, listening to Berber music around a campfire & sleeping under the stars in a luxury camp. 

Eid Al Adha in Morocco

Overall, you can see that this holy festival is a time to rejoice and make memories, where you can not only visit famous places but also experience the Eid preparation and the cuisines prepared by Moroccan people.

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