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Explore Moroccan culture, an intriguing mix of Amazigh, Arab, Andalusian. Mediterranean, Islamic, Jewish and other influences.

Throughout Morocco there are shared traditions, but many cultural practices, celebrations, dress and culinary preferences vary according to region.

Moroccan Beauty Secrets You Can Try at Home

For hundreds of years, Moroccan women have been using a variety of natural products and treatments to enhance their beauty and promote healthy skin and hair. Here are our top picks of Moroccan beauty traditions to try...

Flames of a bonfire burn bright orange in the dark. Wood can be seen through the flames.

Ashura in Morocco: A Puzzling Celebration

Mabrouk laawasher (laawacher) is an expression one constantly hears in Morocco during the first ten days of the Islamic year. It means, “Happy ten days.” But the good wishes aren’t for the new year...

Small herd of sheep grazing on dry, flat field in Morocco. A man with a hat and long stick watches over them.

Understanding Islamic Sacrificial Slaughter

Udhiyah and qurbani are interchangeable Arabic terms for the sacrificial slaughter of a sheep, goat, cow or camel as mandated for Muslims during the Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha. A sacrificial slaughter is also...