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Discover Morrocan Aid Al Mawlid Celebrations

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels African Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 23 Nov 18:30 - 21:00

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Come and discover Morrocan style Aid El Mawlid celebrations.

Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif, 'Birth of the Prophet', is the observance of the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Mawlid is celebrated in almost all Islamic countries, and in other countries that have a significant Muslim population. The only exceptions are Qatar and Saudi Arabia where it is not an official public holiday and is forbidden.

In some countries, such as Egypt and Sudan, Mawlid is used as a generic term for the celebration of birthdays of local Sufi saints and not only restricted to the observance of the birth of Muhammad. Around 3,000 Mawlid celebrations are held each year. These festivals attract an international audience, with the largest one in Egypt attracting up to three million people honouring Ahmad al-Badawi, a local 13th-century Sufi saint.

We will meet at La Terrasse @ Merode and from there take the subway towards the venue.