23 January 2013

Morocco: HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan Chairs in Salé Inauguration Ceremony of Moulay Abdellah Ben Hassoun Candles Moussem

Salé  — HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan chaired, on Wednesday in Salé, the inauguration ceremony of Moulay Abdellah Ben Hassoun candles moussem, organized on the occasion of Eid Al Mawlid Annabaoui (Birth of the prophet) under the theme "heritage of nations, a bridge between peoples."

Upon his arrival at the Shuhada square (Bab Buhaja), HRH the Crown Prince was greeted mainly by Islamic Affairs Minister Ahmed Toufiq, Culture Minister Mohamed Amine Sbihi and wali of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour Zaer region, governor of Rabat prefecture Hassan Amrani.

HRH was seated in the VIP stand where he followed the traditional wax candle procession and a parade where people carried pictures of HM King Mohammed VI and late King Hassan II, in addition to the Kingdom's emblem and scale models of the Al-Aqsa and Hassan II mosques.

Many folklore groups, from the different Moroccan regions, performed at the ceremony.

The candle procession, a tradition established by Sultan Ahmed Al Mansour Addahbi, marked the end of the event, followed by the reading of a message of loyalism by the Shurfas Hassouni to HM King Mohammed VI.

On the same occasion, the Nakib (head) of Shurfas Hassouni offered to HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan a series of valuable manuscripts, including a rare one about the family tree of prophet Mohamed (PBUH), the "Rissalat Al Akaid wa tawhid" by Mohamed Abdellah Ibn Hassoun, and the "Hizb Al Cheikh" of wirds written at the 10th century of Al hegira.

Held every year under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI to celebrate Eid Al Mawlid Annabaoui, the wax candle procession is a tradition that shows Moroccans' attachment to their ancestral heritage.

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