In Ashkelon, with its large number of immigrants from Morocco, the Mimouna has become a popular annual "happening" featuring outdoor picnics and BBQs. The Mayor of Ashkelon presides over a traditional Mimouna tent and invites Ashkelonians and visiting dignitaries from all over the world to drop by.
Galit Amzallag (Director of International Relations, Municipality of Ashkelon) inside the ceremonial tent.
Shlomo Cohen, discussing security arrangements with police officers outside the tent.
Border police on guard at the event
Moufleta (left) and Sfinj (right), traditional North African desserts served at the Mimouna celebration.
Antiquities in the Ashkelon national park.