Economic Conditions Affected One of the Most Important Religious Holidays for Moroccans

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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The French newspaper, “Jeune Afrique”, shed light on the economic problems that Morocco faced, and is still suffering, highlighting the reasons that could lead to the possibility of canceling the celebration of Eid al-Adha, similar to what happened in the years 1963, and 1981 and 1996, during the reign of the late King Hassan II.

The newspaper said, “Weeks have passed and rumors are circulating about the possibility of canceling Eid al-Adha, which is the largest religious holiday for Muslims, which will be celebrated in Morocco on June 29th,” noting that “the possibility of activation is possible for reasons including general inflation that caused a sharp rise in prices”.

“June Afrique” pointed out that “these speculations, which were largely fueled by social networks, cast doubt on the preservation of the sacrificial rituals in the Kingdom, due to the impact of basic food prices on a wave of inflation in Morocco, as its rate reached about 10 percent”.

The newspaper raised several questions about “how can economic conditions negatively affect one of the most important religious holidays that Moroccans appreciate and is characterized by very distinctive rituals and customs?”.

Maryam Lahbal

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