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The Jews have rich culture incorporating assorted ethnic backgrounds, languages and geographic locations. If you are an inquisitive vacationer and looking to explore the historical opulence of Jewish culture in Morocco, planning an excursion to the country with Morocco-Jewish-Tours.com is an ultimate option for you. Morocco Jewry has progressed as an amalgam of several cultures that have created the country itself, namely Arab, Jewish, Spanish, Berber and French.
Here are given some of popular Jewish traditions:
‘Mimouna’ is celebrated on the night after Passover ends, by most Moroccan Jews. Usually the celebration is during evening, but afternoon barbecues and picnics are also common.
Conventional Henna parties are an important part of the Jewish culture in Morocco and take place before special occasions like baby showers, wedding and Bat Mitzvah. During a Henna party, any older member of the family, usually the grandmother applies henna on the palms of the bride and the groom to emblematically bless them good health, wisdom, and security. It is believed that the henna protects the newlywed couple from demons. After the henna is applied to the groom and the bride, guests can also apply henna on their palms to bring good luck. As per the Jewish culture in Morocco, the bride is not allowed to do household chores till her henna fades off.
Though the Jews dress up according to the style of adopted nation, they also love to wear traditional clothing during celebrations like Mimouna, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs or intimate gatherings like Shabbat dinner. As per the Jewish culture in Morocco, men mostly dress in a white jellaba (also known as jellabiya) and women wear ornate kaftans.
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