Marrakesh, Morocco

Eid al-Fitr, Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh

Last year, on Eid alFitr, we visited Marrakesh.  Eid alFitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The exuberant celebration in Jemaa el-Fnaa, the main square in Marrakesh, was an experience we will never forget. The square was packed with what appeared to be 30,000+ people enjoying the food stalls, music, henna artists, and total chaos! There is nothing I love more than street food, and this was the jackpot where we sampled Moroccan Skewers, Tangia, Seafood, Snails, and Sello or Ssouf, a traditional Moroccan treat served to celebrate the end of Ramadan and other important occasions. We loved every bite! It was beautiful to experience this celebration in Hamid’s homeland.

Mary & Hamid at bahia Palace

Lamb Tagine

Food chaos

Beautiful henna designs

Koutoubia Mosque

Moroccan Breakfast – Lentils, goat cheese, olives, msemen, egg

Fresh Sugar Cane Juice

The Majorelle Garden Yves St Laurent Garden 

The Majorelle Garden Yves St Laurent Garden 

Median of Marrakesh

Median of Marrakesh