April 15, 2015


On the day after Passover, Moroccan and Algerian Jews in Israel celebrate the Mimouna, throwing open their homes to visitors and laying out a lavish spread of traditional holiday cakes and sweetmeats.

The tradition developed in Morocco when neighbors would bring gifts of flour, honey, milk, butter and green beans to the homes of their Jewish neighbors to prepare post-Passover chametz (leavened bread) dishes to be eaten later in the evening.

One of the favorite foods at the event is mofletta, a thin crepe made of just flour, water, and oil. In 1966, the Mimouna became a national holiday in Israel, and today it’s thought that about two million Israelis celebrate the annual holiday.

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