Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moroccan Weddings, Assilah

July 5, 2012

The main activity in Morocco during the day is sitting and drinking tea.
It is the night when all comes alive!

Moroccan summer is wedding time. The night is filled with blaring Moroccan horns and drums as wedding processions march down the streets. The procession is led by a man holding a shelf of wheat followed by a line of male dancers.
Next comes the bride being carried aloft in a veiled carriage.
Finally, girls and women trail behind yelling well wishes to the bride.
The receptionist at the hotel desk describes European/American weddings as quiet affairs. How right she is!

We can't get any sleep.
The only thing to do is join the parade in our pajamas.

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