Friday couscous ritual
Fridays in Morocco are observed differently than in other parts of the world. The day is usually solemn, unlike the usual Friday buzz that earmarks the end of a long week where people are looking to unwind in pubs during happy hour.
Moroccans have a usual Friday couscous ritual on the Islamic congregational prayer day unlike the rest of the world. Their way of making the dish takes hours and like Sunday dinners at ‘Big Mama’s house’, the people here gather around to enjoy their beloved mandatory seven vegetable couscous, i.e, eggplant, zucchini, carrots, parsnips, pumpkin, tomato and a bit of cabbage.
Families sit around to enjoy their couscous and this almost always follows the Friday prayers where they eat their fill.