Moroccan Jews celebrate Mimouna in LA

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The Mimouna Festival, marking the end of Passover, is celebrated in a special tent in Jerusalem. Photo by Albert Nathan via Flickr/CC.

The Mimouna Festival, marking the end of Passover, is celebrated in a special tent in Jerusalem. Photo by Albert Nathan via Flickr/CC.

Saturday marks the eighth and final day of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Hebrew slaves’ exodus from bondage in Egypt.

There’s a Jewish custom called Mimouna that’s observed in Morocco at the end of Passover, that brings Jews and Muslims together for a unique interfaith festival.

The Levantine Cultural Center in LA is hosting an event for it tomorrow. Its executive director Jordan Elgrably told KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about it.

You can find more details about the event here.