Word of the Day / Mimouna
For Jews with roots in North Africa, the end of Passover is marked by a festive celebration of carbohydrates, culture and blessings of good luck.
For North African Jews, Passover's end is no time to unwind after a week of holiday celebrations. Instead, it is the signal for yet another holiday to begin: the Mimouna, which takes place on the night and day following the Festival of Freedom and this year fell on Monday night and Tuesday in Israel. (In the rest of the world, Tuesday is the last day of Passover.)