RAMADAN is a holy month for Muslims and Moroccans daily routines are different from the other months of the year. Also, Moroccan food habits change and there is a typical Moroccan Ramadan food for the iftar table during this holy month in the kingdom, and some of them, prepared in advance for this special period.
RAMADAN is a month of fasting, extra prayers at night “Tarawih“, charity and good deeds in general. At the end of RAMADAN, there is an important religious celebration called “Eid Al Fitr” called also by Moroccans “EID SGHIR” which means the small celebration.
Moroccan RAMADAN Food Prepared in advance
Traditionally, Women in Morocco used to prepare many pastries for this happy and holly month for Moroccans to be on the table in the early morning meal “SUHUR” and the breaking fast meal “IFTAR or FTOOR” at sunset.
There are two Moroccan Ramadan Food prepared mostly in advance of the holy month:
Nowadays, women’s employment in Morocco is increasing and they do not have time to prepare them, so they may just buy them in local pastry shops. If you are living in Morocco, you may witness, a couple of months before RAMADAN, the opening of many temporary shops making and selling these pastries.
Typical Moroccan RAMADAN Iftar Meal
The Moroccan meal to break the fast, may change from a family to another, the region and also between cities and villages…But, most of the time, in addition to Chebbakia and Sellou, you have :
Harira ( Moroccan Soup) with Dates
Moroccan Mint Tea
Homemade or Buyed Bread
Stuffed Small Bread
Milk and Boiled eggs
Finally, you can experience being in Morocco during RAMADAN just one month a year. So, if a Moroccan family invites you during this month, do not hesitate to accept the invitation. Then, to have more facilities in communication with all family members especially those who are not good at foreign languages, having some basics in DARIJA is a must. You can explore our Online Moroccan Arabic Course available on Udemy.
Have you ever spent the holy month of RAMADAN or been invited to have an Iftar meal with a Moroccan family? if yes, tell us in the comments section, about your experience?