Couscous Fridays


Friday is the day when most Moroccans eat couscous for lunch – so last week, Brian and I did as well. The couscous, vegetables, and sour milk were all very good, but our favorite part was an amazing chutney, with onion, raisins, and cinnamon.

People at the cafe explained that Friday was couscous day because it is the holy day in Islam, but I still wasn’t exactly clear on why holy day equaled couscous. After some searching on the Internet, it seems like in Morocco the weekend previously included Friday, and this was the day when families would gather for this filling, tasty meal. The Moroccan weekend now falls on Saturday and Sunday. While many people are still heading home to eat with their families each Friday, some people (like us) are eating their couscous in restaurants.