Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Celebration

Spring is a time to celebrate nature. In my country Morocco, a city called Kelaa Megouna is referred as the valley of the roses. The town is famous of its pink Persian rose landscapes. El kelaa Megouna has a vast distilling plant. The rose capital also produces other goods made of water of rose such as hand and body soaps, oil, crème perfume and dried flowers that are popular among Moroccans and tourists. The annual Rose Festival boasts delicious food alongside traditional Berber local tribes singing, dancing and playing traditional musical instruments. The special things in this festival are the rose perfumed streets, Moroccan women wearing traditional head scarves decorated with bright colored velvety flowers, boys and girls wearing rose-garlands. Floral decorated floats. The purpose of the festival is for rose farmers to celebrate the year’s crops and to celebrate the beauty of nature and it is one of the most popular festivals in Morocco.

1 comment:

  1. Brahim, this sounds like a wonderful festival! Your country is lucky to have this wonderful city with its festival. Have you been there? It sounds a little bit like our Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, but I bet it is much more vibrant!