Greetings Classy People,
Ramadan is adopted by each Muslim person regardless of the country, except that every Muslim country has traditional cultural energy towards it.
Morocco’s Ramadan significance aligns with other Muslim countries regarding: fasting from sunrise to sunset, people attending mosques more than usual, avoiding negative situations, being more generous, and sustaining the self from its many desires by guiding it towards a high spiritual level.
However, Morocco’s Ramadan significance differs in cultural and traditional behaviors.
Moroccans grew up with the cultural, traditional feeling of spending Ramadan in Morocco, so they still feel homesick even if fasting in another Muslim country.
Moroccans tend to lean toward traditional clothing during Ramadan.
Understanding the holy month as a once-a-year time to discipline the self, to detach from life’s distractions, Moroccans don’t want to spend time matching outfits and occupying themselves with styling a look as usual.
Traditional Moroccan clothes are usually one piece of clothing, so it’s comfortable and chic.
Moroccans are more focused on their hygiene better than ever. Men would always make sure to be well shaved with a clean haircut, and women would apply less makeup and focus on skincare.
Both men and women would use natural products such as Miswak after sunset to keep a fresh breath and clean teeth all day, and Musk for a pleasing odor.
Muslim Moroccans are similar to other Muslims when breaking the fast at sunset with three dates and a small glass of milk, but different from the Iftar’s menu.
In spite of each Moroccan family making a personalized Iftar menu, some recipes are official on all tables.
Harira, Sellou, Chebakia, Boiled eggs, Sweet & Savory Briwat, Stuffed Msemen, Stuffed Batbout, Beghrir, and Tea.
Ramadan’s ambiance in Morocco is calm, people look more peaceful and stress-free.
Moroccans take it very easily at work to the degree that outsiders see them as lazier, but in fact, they choose to divide their energy differently during Ramadan.
Moroccan energy is more focused on the spiritual connection with the divine and strengthening human relationships.
Last but not least, one of Ramadan’s precious meanings is to think of the less fortunate. Thinking and living some of their conditions by not using some of life’s privileged facilities.
Experiencing Ramadan in Morocco is unlike any other experience, so it is meaningful to knowledge it.
Cover Photo By Hamza Bouchikhi