Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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Traditions

The cultural and social heritage.
Habitual customs, different approaches, languages and values..

 

Traditional sahara outfit

 

A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes, but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings.

Tradition is usually contrasted with the goal of modernity and should be differentiated from customs, conventions, laws, norms, routines, rules and similar concepts.

 

 

Essaouira Mogador
A crossroad of cultures.


Essaouira has a colorful mix of African, Islamic, Arab, Berber, Jewish and European influences.

The original inhabitants, the Berbers weathered invasions by the Phoenicians (600 BC), the Carthaginians (500 BC), the Romans (200 BC), the Jews (70 AD), the Arabs (700 AD), the Portuguese (1500 AD), the Spanish (1800 AD) and the French.



Henna

 


In many countries, concerted attempts are being made to preserve traditions that are
at risk of being lost
. A number of factors can exacerbate the loss of tradition, including industrialization, globalization, and the assimilation or marginalization of specific cultural groups. Customary celebrations and lifestyles are among the traditions that are sought to be preserved. Tourism is focusing on many typic traditions in food, music etc

 

The smoking of Kif (cannabis)
is an ancient tradition in Morocco
but illegal today.

 

Kif

 


 

 

Sibsi

Tradition pipe (Sibsi) with pipeheads and pocket for kif

 


Circumcision

Circumcision

Circumcision around the world

 

 

Warning to sensitive people. Graphic content!
This video shows a real circumcision of a newborn child.

 


Liens en français (External links)

CIRCONCISION

Il ne faut pas interdire la circoncision (Dafina.net)

Être circoncis, un signe et un rite

Une étude-plaidoyer pour la circoncision

La circoncision efficace contre le cancer ?

 

MARIAGE

Ambiance du mariage marocain (Video Dafina.net)

Le déroulement d’un mariage au Maroc

Les rites du mariage à Haha (AmazighWorld.org)

Le mariage juif et le mariage musulman au Maroc entre tradition et modernisation : Approches sociologique et juridique

Les rituels du Mariage Juif Marocain

 

Le khôl (Dafina.net)

LA COUTUME JUIVE MAROCAINE DE L’ACIER DITE TAHDID

Types et costumes au Maroc (VIDEO)


     


Culture


Traditions