By Zouhir Az, April 8, 2017
More than 100 people are expected to gather to celebrate another annual tradition of post-Passover festivities known as Mimouna celebrations, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m, at the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. with a fun evening full of activities and performances and there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy such as some traditional Moroccan food, live music, dance and much more.
Mimouna is a traditional festival celebrated by Moroccan Jews to mark the last day of Passover and throughout the following day until sundown. Families open their homes to their Muslim neighbors and friends, who would fill their kitchen tables with an abundance of delicious sweets symbolizing fertility, joy, success, health, and prosperity.
Besides its manifest character as an event, Mimouna has another character of bringing together people of different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds to celebrate Muslims and Jews friendship, coexistence, luck and good fortune as well as the start of the spring season.
This event is organized and co-sponsored by the following NGOs; the Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Mimouna in Boston, Amazigh Cultural Network in America, Boston Amazigh Community and Dialogues en humanité.