In this post, our dear friend, Mama Hafeeda, shares her perspective on the Holy month of Ramadan.
She recorded this message via WhatsApp, so listening to it may help you to follow the WhatsApp messages you receive from your Moroccan friends and host families.
This post contains a lot of useful holiday vocabulary and conversational phrases.
‘awashir mubarika - This is a another common holiday phrase that is used especially during the days leading up to Eid al-Adha, or the Big Eid, in the Month of Dhu al-Hijja. Eid al-Adha takes place on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijja. When the month begins, Moroccans commonly greet each other with 'awashir mabruka, or "Have a Blessed Ten Days." Outside of this context, it is used to send glad tidings ahead of a major holiday like Ramadan.