Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR) is hosting its fifth annual Moroccan Festival on Saturday, August 14 (rain date August 21), from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Whelan School Park (107 Newhall St., Revere). The event will highlight the culture of the growing Moroccan diaspora in the city of Revere, which is estimated to be at least 10% of Revere’s population. The event is free and open to the public.
“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,” said MACIR President Rachid Moukhabir.
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, other city officials and some Moroccan celebrities. And the best exhibitor will be nominated the 2021 Honorary Ambassador of Morocco to Revere.
“In previous events, we promoted countries from North Africa and South America. This year, we will honor multiple countries from the Middle East to maintain our festival as a platform for inclusion, diversity, and acceptance” said Festival Director Salwa Gardaf.
Special thanks to the festival sponsors: Revere Cultural Council, Royal Air Maroc, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, MoneyGram and East Boston Saving Bank.
About Moroccan American Connections in Revere
MACIR is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2016 to inspire and empower low- and moderate-income individuals and families through education, cultural events, leadership and civic engagement initiatives. You can find more info about the organization at www.macir.org