Aid al Adha about 22 August 2018

Aid al Adha about 22 August 2018

The date for the Eid 2018 will be announced near the middle of August. It is likely to be around the 22 and23 August. It's a two day public holiday, and follows two public holidays on 20 and 21 August. Many will take advantage to make it a long holiday week. The main event is on the first morning, when the there will be no one on the streets of Marrakech. Later there will be fires lit in the streets of the old medina to cook the sheep's heads and feet. Later the skins will appear, so venturing out can be fascinating. During the afternoon the young men will go out, dressed in their cleanest white foukia's - an ankle length robe with a short collar -  and best yellow babouche. Some restaurants will open in the evening. Quite a few of the souk shops and artisans will take a whole week off. Expect public transport to be busy before and after the holiday, as people make their way to and from family.

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