The Ashura Celebration in Morocco

The Ashura Celebration in Morocco

Ashura in Morocco (often spelled: “achoura”) is truly a festival for kids… and kids at heart! The young ones get new toys, as well as the staple Darbuka (a goblet drum), Tbel (a large double-sided drum) and Berrada (a clay piggy bank). Kids go from playing music and eating healthy treats, called fakia, to playing with water.

But there is so much more to Ashura in Morocco than just drums and toys! Ashura is a perfect example of the Judaeo-Islamic tradition in Morocco, deeply rooted in values of tolerance and coexistence.

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