The 3rd Moroccan Cultural Day
June 22 from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR) is hosting its third annual Moroccan Cultural Day on Saturday June 22 (rain date June 29), from 1pm to 7pm at Shirley Avenue Municipal Parking Lot. The event will highlight the culture of the growing Moroccan diaspora in the city of Revere estimated to be at least 10% of the Revere’s population. The event is free and open to the public.
The Arabic Family Center, who helped organize this event, is a Christian organization out of the First Congregational Church in Revere. They will be having a booth at the event.
“The success of last year’s event will allow us to attract bigger sponsors to make this year’s event surpass the ones before. As a matter of fact, we will be raffling a free round trip ticket to Morocco and other surprises will be announced soon” Rachid Moukhabir, Director of the Moroccan Festival, said.
This celebration of Moroccan culture will feature Moroccan food, live music, henna tattoo art, and local Moroccan vendors. Special guests include Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, city officials and some Moroccan celebrities. There will also be a traditional Moroccan dress contest where the winners will be named Mr. and Ms. Moroccan American. Yet, the best exhibitor will be nominated the 2019 Honorary Ambassador of Morocco to the City of Revere.
“During last year’s event, we promoted the country of Algeria and this year, Colombia will be our guest country” Mr. Abdelghani Naim, President of MACIR, said.
Special thanks to the festival sponsors Royal Air Maroc, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Mass Cultural Council, East Boston Saving Bank and Sabrine Bakery and Cafe.
MACIR is a non-profit organization that inspires and empowers the Moroccan American community in Revere through education, cultural events, leadership and civic engagement initiatives. Previous events and services include Arabic language and Moroccan culture classes, soccer camps and tournaments as well as representing Morocco in multicultural festivals in the city of Revere and beyond. MACIR was nominated last year as the 2018 Community Champion by Revere Chamber of Commerce and received a special recognition from Governor Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Senates and House of Representatives. You can find more info about the organized at www.macir.org