I am at a Moroccan Festival

Since arriving in Montreal, I have relied heavily on MTLblog to inform me of things to do and places to see! On the 2nd of August, Montreal hosted a Moroccan festival (Fete Marocaine a Montreal), to celebrate Moroccan culture and its national holiday. Coincidentally, it was held at Parc Jarry, a stone’s throw from my abode. I arrived mid afternoon – with the sun blazing at its highest – and almost NO shade in the park! But that was fine, the festivities detracted from the heat.

There was a huge stage erected for music performances, a magic show and other entertainment.


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Main stage
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Main stage before the crowds arrived


I’m not a big fan of magic tricks – I can never understand how the magician pulled it off – and so I just rather not bother my brain! This magician had four young children on stage and was performing some tricks with ribbons. I must say, it was pretty cool to watch!

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Magician on-stage

Of course, with a cultural festival comes CULTURAL FOOD! There were arrays of marquees selling food (being cooked in front of us) and other canned condiments.

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Grilling of Moroccan flatbread with mined meat
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Nothing beats a good old BBQ!



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Display of traditional Moroccan tea glasses

In addition to hot food, there were also different types of Moroccan soap, and fresh honey on sale. I also came across a stall selling miscellaneous items such as hijabs, rosmary beads, pins and traditional perfumes – all at a very reasonable price!

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Parc Jarry Moroccan Festival 2015

All in all, I had a really nice day out! Returned home a couple shades darker but I most definitely enjoyed the music (an Arabic/French blend)! Although I have never visited Morocco, it was nice to get a taste of their music, food and general vibe!


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