Moroccan Culture

Safety in Morocco: Perception vs. Reality

by Nancy Lauer 2 comments

Moroccans pay tribute to the murdered Scandinavian tourists at a vigil in front the Norwegian embassy in Rabat on December 22. Picture: Fadel Senna/AFPSource:AFP

In the aftermath of a horrendous crime against two young Scandinavian women traveling alone, I’ve been asked by many of our followers about what they can expect in terms of safety in Morocco. I’ve pulled together a body of facts that help to answer that question.

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Nancy LauerSafety in Morocco: Perception vs. Reality

Eid Al Adha | The Sheep Feast in Morocco

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Eid al Adha, Sheep Feast in Morocco, Sacrifice, holiday

Eid Al Adha is a Muslim holiday celebrated across the world. The root of the religious holiday goes back to the days of Abraham, who is considered an important prophet by Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his only son. Muslims believe that the son was Ishmael, while Christians and Jews believe the son was Isaac. The point that Abraham was willing to obey God even to the point of sacrificing his son. This Muslim holiday celebrates how God substituted Abraham’s son with a sheep.

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Nancy LauerEid Al Adha | The Sheep Feast in Morocco