Rabat - Moroccan Princess Lalla Meryem extended a cordial invitation to hundreds or residents of a neighborhood in Marrakech to celebrate Eid Al Mawlid, on the evening of December 24.
Rabat – Moroccan Princess Lalla Meryem extended a cordial invitation to hundreds or residents of a neighborhood in Marrakech to celebrate Eid Al Mawlid, on the evening of December 24.
The eldest daughter of late King Hassan II ad sisters of King Mohammed VI offered a feast to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H.), which in 2015 coincided with Christmas festivities.
The 53-year-old Princess invited the Marrakech neighborhood of Douar Slitine to celebrate the occasion with her, according to Arabic daily Al Ahdath in its Monday issue.
The same source said that Princess Lalla Meryem gave firm instructions to invite each and every resident of the modest neighborhood of Douar Slitine to the feast.
Auxiliary forces (Moqaddem), the daily revealed, visited the neighborhood and knocked on all doors to invite local residents to the party, which was held on the eve of the Eid Al Mawlid festivities. At least 500 people responded to Princess Meryem’s invitation to the royal residence in Marrakech where the celebration took place.
According to the same source, guests enjoyed their time while savoring dishes of traditional Moroccan cuisine accompanied by local music. The feast ended with a ceremony chanting verses from the Koran and collective prayers in honor of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and members of the royal family.
Princess Lalla Meryem is the President of the Moroccan association in support of UNICEF, President of the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans Residing Abroad, President of the Moroccan National Observatory of Childs Rights and President of the Hassan II Foundation for social works of former soldiers and ex-combatants.
In July 2001, she was nominated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on women and children.
Lalla Meryem is a member of the Honorary Committee of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and President of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), since 2003.