Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Festival of Love

Imilchil is the incarnation of the Moroccan version of Romeo and Juliette.
Imilchil is a big marriage festival where tens of young couples from different tribes in the region get married every year. The legend behind this very old festival goes as follows:

Isli and Tislit were in love… each a member of enemy Berber tribes, their parents would not let them marry…

The broken hearted lovers sat each on top of a hill and cried until they died…their tears are what created the two neighboring lakes named after the two lovers…

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