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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr 2020 and 2021 in Morocco

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday in Morocco and is much anticipated and celebrated by the people. Eid al-Fitr marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and the end of the previous month of fasting and prayer called Ramadan.

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Eid al-Fitr is first of all a religious celebration in Morocco. Most people will attend early morning Eid prayers at a local mosque and hear a sermon there as well. Then, they will return home to celebrate and feast with family and friends.

Various cookies and pastries are traditionally eaten for Eid al-Fitr, along with such fare as lamb and prunes, chicken and lemons and olives, and various beef dishes.

A big part of the holiday is also giving the “Zakat al Fitr”, a religiously obligatory gift of food or equivalent money given to the poor so that they too can celebrate Eid.