For the next month, I am joining in the fun over at BootsnAll and writing for the 30 Days of Indie Travel? Each day, they give you a prompt that you can interpret however creatively or practically as you want.

#7 – CELEBRATION: Joining in a local festival, holiday or special event is a great way to learn more about a local culture. Share the story of a celebration that meant something to you on your travels.

Fireworks for the New Princess

they heard the news throughout the day

It is close, it is almost time

words like raindrops spit to the ground and collect in pools of gossip

Fireworks for the New Princess

the bells toll like they always do

the muzim calls us all to prayer like they always do

but voices echo with excitement from the cool sandstone of the minaret

Women's Party Singers

there is singing in the lit windows

spilling overflowing from silken curtains and brushing clean the tired streets

drums and hands and whistles and flutes and revelers calling to one another

Traditional Dancer

dancing and twirling and whirling and shaking

and the people get up and out to celebrate

and fireworks and cheering and parade crowds and bottles of wine

long after we should all be in bed we are out on the streets with gleeful shouts

Fireworks for the New Princess

as Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco is born.


2 Responses to Celebration

  1. Very well written post. It will be valuable to anybody who utilizes it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing – for sure i will check out more posts.
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  2. […] lot of celebrating going on for indie travelers in 2011.  This simple but beautiful post on a celebration in Morocco captures the energy and excitement of taking part in a local festival or […]

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