Mimouna Celebrations, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Mimouna is unique to Moroccan Jewry, and its festivities are celebrated by Israel's Moroccan Jewish community immediately following the conclusion of Passover. The community opens its doors to all who may decide to enter with warm hospitality and the entire following day is spent in celebration of friendship and peace. Tables are set with special foods and festive costumes are worn. Tents are pitched, and picnics are enjoyed.
Second from left is Ofir, who is my Israeli folk-dance teacher. His family, who come from Morocco, live in Beersheba (an hour and a half's drive from Tel-Aviv). A coach load of us drove down and danced till 1am - it was a late night - but we all had fun!