When speaking of course every place has an Eid tradition respectively, before the start of the feast to welcome takbiran night until the end of Eid prayers.
As with the tradition of idul fitri in Indonesia with Morocco, for three consecutive Eid in Morocco many differences that can be found. But there are also some tradition that is similar to the tradition in Indonesia.
The tradition of homecoming
In celebrating Eid, Morocco also have the tradition of homecoming as was done by the people could be going home Indonesia.Tradisi disclosure moment of victory and joy after a month of fasting. This is the moment to concentrate or contemplate returning to his own identity, reflection, and introspection over the past experiences that led wisdoms within the self.
Homecoming event which every year becomes (mobilization) of this incredible routine we sometimes troublesome to get a ticket out of town, so if we want to go out of town, a week previously had already booked tickets in advance. Usually the main destination for the citizens of Indonesia Indonesian students in Morocco, especially when Eid arrives in the city is Rabat. Precisely at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (Embassy) Rabat.
Hunting for a new outfit
Eid intimately linked with new clothes. Starting H-7 we see clothing stores crowded with visitors. They jostle to pick and choose the clothes they want to buy in order to enliven the tradition of “New clothes on Eid day”. They compete to “renew” their appearance during Lebaran. Although still much to be improved in addition to our view, the quality of life and our worship as a faithful servant of God.
This kind of tradition that we usually encounter in ground water was not much different with Morocco. Moroccan society, especially the womenfolk willing to jostle in the heat of the sun until about sunset. Almost in all the markets in the city center is always filled hunters new clothes. Usually men buy traditional Moroccan clothing called djellaba (long robes accompanied
head cover) complete with traditional sandals. For the women usually buy Takchita or Kaftan and also a typical traditional Moroccan slippers are very pretty to wear on the day the highway.
When the sun sets at the end of Ramadan, the sound echoes-takbir of funnel funnel directly mosque greeted with tunable and formations. Takbir increasingly echoing sound accompaniment when a motorcycle and a car on the highway while berarakan Takbir echoed in unison. Not only that, the eruption also colored fireworks festivities on the day’s victory.
Another case in Morocco which is known as the land of a thousand fortress. Susana takbiran night in Morocco like a ghost town, no sound Takbir echoed from various corners of the city, either in the mosque or prayer room. There was no term Takbir circumference and fireworks. When out of the house also looks deserted streets and passing vehicles running normally as usual.
Accustomed to the boisterous and bustling atmosphere when night takbiran arrived, it certainly makes the heart grow curious, why the Moroccans are not so keen to celebrate his victory. My curiosity was finally answered, it was called the Moroccan Eid feast ashor as a (small) and Eid al-Adha as a feast kabir (great).
So naturally Moroccan people prefer to celebrate the feast of the sacrificial feast of Eid. Not only that, they also assume a shame if it did not carry out the sacrificial. You can be sure when it arrived all the sacrificial feast of Moroccan society has prepared the sacrificial animals.
Just like new clothes, Eid is also synonymous with diamond or often called Kupat. Javanese people Kupat interpreting the term “admit fast a” or admits fault. Typically, rice cake served with sambal fried chicken and opportunistic. It also turns out there are philosophical meaning, opportunistic chicken using coconut milk as one of the ingredients. Coconut milk, coconut milk in a language called Java that have hooked up with “pangapunten” aka apologize. Because nearby Kupat with coconut milk, there are rhymes that are often used in the words of greeting Eid: Manganese Kupat nganggo Santen / menawi fast a, nyuwun pangapunten (Eat rhombus use coconut milk / if there are mistakes please forgive).
While in Morocco has special dish during Eid arrives, the chicken pie. This chicken dish is a savory and slightly sour taste. Given a crunchy almond topping is also flavored with lemon juice. Tasty, crunchy and savory-sour! To mark the end of the fasting month is generally performed various preparations, such as making halawiyat (candied) or cookies and preparing delectable dishes and sumptuous. This tradition Moroccan citizens before Eid, the women are usually busy in the kitchen to feed pastries. But some are choosing to buy a cake so at the nearest store.
Furthermore, the food served on the table when Eid day arrives. Before eating it first Moroccans eat ‘Dajaj Muhamar’ ie grilled chicken served in a large plate and eaten together lainnya.Setelah family members, it is usually the whole family to enjoy a typical Moroccan tea called ‘Atai’. Tea was served in a beautiful design and unique teapots called ‘Barad’.
In the pouring Atai Airport has its own rules. Usually after being poured into a glass, ‘Atai’ were again k edalam teapot and poured again up to three times. Morocco said resident therein lies the pleasure of real taste Atai. Because if not through the process, for they are less than perfect. To accompany the drinks Atai, there is usually a complementary foods given the name ‘Zamita’.
For those citizens who celebrate Eid in the land of a thousand forts do not expect to find a restaurant that sells food typical of the archipelago. Never mind the cooking menu, to get the ingredients just no market or a specific place that sells seasoning Indonesian cuisine. The only way to get the menu Eid by visiting the Indonesian Embassy in Rabat homestead ambassador to implement Eid prayer is held each year on the lawn of the house. This is where all kinds of food can be found and enjoyed archipelago, starting from opportunistic chicken, rice cake, rice cake, soto Madura, and others.
Idul Fitri at Wisma Duta Indonesia also an event met with all Indonesian citizens from all over Morocco. Meet with people who are in the same boat and arms, making sense of sad and miserable when it’s gone.
In this day of Eid, I wish you a Happy Eid, 1 Syawal 1434 H. Minal Aidin Wal Faizin Sorry Birth and Inner. (Kusnadi El-Ghezwa/Mar)
Kusnadi El-Ghezwa is a citizen journalist and student of Imam University Nafie, Coordinator of Media Information Coordinator PPI Morocco and the Standing Committee.