Aid al Adha on Friday 1 September

Aid al Adha on Friday 1 September

The date for the Eid 2017 was announced near the end of August. It will be Friday 1 September. It's a two day public holiday and many will take advantage to make it a long weekend. The main event is on Friday 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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