Sidi Ifni, Morocco- As Eid Elkbir, the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, approaches, Moroccans are consumed with buying a ram for the occasion. When we are on the eve of the celebration, we quicken our pace while walking towards the market to buy a ram. Still, what we witness is that many Moroccan families buy fat rams which they can not afford. The fact that some Moroccans resort to loans for this purpose is a clear sign that they do not have the means to buy a ram.

Omar Bihmidine is a junior high school teacher of English in Sidi Ifni city.