(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Ramadan, the ninthmonth of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a holy month defined by fasting and abstaining from most worldly pleasures.
Muslims who observe the fast year after year start to develop certain habits and rituals that they associate with Ramadan, as this month brings about drastic lifestyle changes. In Morocco, there are many aspects of life that only exist during Ramadan. These habits and rituals may vary from city to city, family to family, and individual to individual, but they occur in a general manner and are recur every year. There are certain elements that are essential to Ramadan, and without which Ramadan would feel incomplete. 1. Harira and chebakkiya The key elements of the ftour table are undoubtedly harira and chebbakiya. These two foods are essential aspects of Ramadan in Morocco, and ftour is incomplete without. Their popularity soars during Ramadan, as they are almost never consumed outside of the holy month. 2. Cravings As a way of distracting ourselves from the hunger and the thirst that we experience while fasting, many people use their cravings as inspiration for what we will eat for ftour. Nothing is too farfetched when it comes to the food we plan on eating after breaking the fast. Stumbling upon enticing food advertisements and pictures while innocently browsing online also contributes to our cravings. Chebbakia Is the most popular moroccan cookie with the shape of a flower, fried, coated with honey, that has a sweet and crunchy taste.
3. Ramadan shows on 2M and Al Aoula The majority of Moroccans break their fast while watching television. Because this has become a sort of ritual, television channels have jumped on the opportunity of increased viewer rates. This has resulted in numerous iconic Ramadan shows, such as Lalla Fatima and l''Couple, whose actors have soared into superstardom in Morocco. 4. Empty streets during the ftour Casablanca During Ramadan, right before breaking the fast