King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Princes Moulay El Hassan, Moulay Rachid, and Moulay Ismail, performed the prayer of Eid Al-Adha at the Hassan II mosque in Tetouan on August 12.
Rabat – Upon his arrival at the Hassan II mosque, a Royal Guard unit stood in tribute and greeted King Mohammed VI.
After the Eid prayer, the Imam (leader of the prayer) emphasized the deep meanings of Eid Al Adha, celebrated in the first ten days of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar in which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place.
“This holiday is an opportunity for parents to teach their children the religious and social meanings of this blessed day, a symbol of sacrifice,” the Imam added.
The king was then greeted by the heads of Islamic diplomatic missions in Morocco. Afterward, the King performed the ritual of sacrifice, following the tradition of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh). The Imam then proceeded to the sacrifice of the second sheep on behalf of the Moroccan people.
At the end of the ceremony, the king returned to the Royal Palace. The head of the government, the presidents of the two Houses of Parliament, the King’s Councilors, and senior officers of Royal Armed Forces, among others, congratulated the King on this sacred day.
King Mohammed VI also sent messages of congratulations to the Heads of State of Islamic countries. In these messages, the King sent His best wishes of more prosperity and well-being.