Rabat – The Washington D.C. Moroccan Jewish community celebrated Mimouna, a North African Jewish tradition held annually to celebrate the end of Passover at the Moroccan embassy in Washington.
The North African Jewish festival of Mimouna is a 24-hour food-centered celebration, which starts after the week of Passover ends.
— Morocco in USA (@morocco_usa) April 16, 2018
Mimouna is organized after the seventh day of the Jewish passover. The feast is usually celebrated by celebratory meals, which are mainly prepared by flour, honey, milk, butter, and green beans.
Muslims and Jewish people then visit each other and share celebratory dishes to celebrate the feast. The event also includes music, dancing and singing.
The 4th annual Mimouna in Washington was held in a joint collaboration Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHINDC) in collaboration with the Moroccan embassy in Washington.
Sun, April 15-SHIN DC’s 4Annual #Mimouna celebration, in collaboration with @MoroccoinUSA at @NMAJMH. With Exhibition ‘JEWS OF MOROCCO’. See you for this special program: https://t.co/z9VRj8CGHs pic.twitter.com/W9qwoZvrdo
— Sephardic Heritage INternational DC (SHIN DC) (@Sephardic_in_DC) April 13, 2018
The ceremony served as an opportunity to underscore the close relationships between Judeo-Muslim communities in different cities of Morocco, and the shared mutual respect and tolerance between the two communities, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
Last week, the Moroccan Americans in New YorK, a cultural NGO also hosted the celebration of the traditional Jewish-Moroccan holiday.