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Mimouna!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and his wife Sara attend a Mimouna, which is a Moroccan 
celebration after Pesach.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and his wife Sara attend a Mimouna, which is a Moroccan celebration after Pesach.
Photo Credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/POOL/FLASH90

No, not Mahna Mahna. Mimouna.

Mahna Mahna

Mimouna is a Moroccan celebration of Chametz that takes place right after Pesach ends (which it did tonight). It’s become very popular in Israel, especially among political leaders, as participating in a Mimouna makes you more part of the “Amcha” (the every-day folk).

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau and his wife Sara attend a Miomuna celebration in Or Akiva.

Former Chief Rabbi HaRav Amar, Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat celebrating the Mimouna, a traditional holiday celebrated by Moroccan Jews at the end of Passover, in Jerusalem on April 21, 2014.

Former Chief Rabbi HaRav Amar, Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat celebrating the Mimouna, a traditional holiday celebrated by Moroccan Jews at the end of Passover, in Jerusalem on April 21, 2014. Photo by Flash90

It’s estimated (according to Wikipedia, at least) that 2 million Israelis participate in a Mimouna ceremony after Pesach.

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12 Responses to “Mimouna!”

  1. Looks like the last supper:)

  2. תיסלאם שרינה

  3. Lee Graysonn says:

    That’s what the first Seder was

  4. thanks for this nice pictures

  5. Mahna mahna tekel ufarsin????? Kkkkkkkk

  6. Emily Winters says:

    I loooove Moroccan food!

  7. Emily Winters says:

    I loooove Moroccan food! I wish I knew about that celebration when I lived in Israel.

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