Lovefrom1stbite partilha uma receita [En] para um delicioso quitute de Ramadã chamado chabakia, incluindo fotografias de sua preparação:
Al Miraat/The Moroccan Mirror [O Espelho Marroquino, em inglês] abre mão das palavras, e em vez disso nos mostra apenas esta imagem:
Um dia depois?
Neste ano, o Ramadã no Marrocos vai começar um dia depois do que na maioria do mundo. Marrocos, Mauritânia e Irã determinaram o início do Ramadã para a terça-feira (hoje), um fato que deixa alguns blogueiros intrigados. 27monthswithoutbaseball, um voluntário das Forças de Paz no Marrocos, fala sobre o atraso [En]:
So, Ramadan didn’t begin today after all, at least not in Morocco. It doesn’t really make sense to me – after all, scientists can predict moon phases with complete accuracy from now until the end of time – but they have to wait until the imams say it’s Ramadan. I guess it makes more sense knowing that in every country it’s different – Ramadan started yesterday in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, today in Egypt and most of the Arab world, and will start tomorrow in Morocco, Mauritania and Iran. Who knows, maybe the moon does look a little different in every country. Science doesn’t always have all the answers. We did change the time last night though – back to old time!
North Africa Notes, também uma estrangeira no Marrocos, comentou [En] sobre seus sentimentos depois de ouvir as notícias de que o Ramadã não havia ainda começado:
But today, Monday, sure felt like Ramadan, I think people were so ready for it to be announced as starting today that it was hard for them to get into eating. As I ate a group breakfast with my friend's family we commented on that, it just felt kind of weird to be eating. We were all happy though that the Moroccan government had decided to repeal Daylight Savings time as of this morning,in order to make Ramadan a little easier on everyone ,they said. So we put our clocks back to how they were before and gained an hour. 10 am became 9 am. Sunset is now at 7 instead of 8, Alhamdulilah.