maimouna

Alternative Spellings

mimouna, mimuna, mimounah, mimunah

Definitions

  • a celebration, traditionally among Moroccan Jews, right after Passover ends, marking the springtime and the return to eating chametz (leavened foods which are forbidden on Passover)

Example Sentences

  • My grandmother is making muflettas (yeast cakes) for Mimouna. I can't wait, because I'm sick of eating Matzah.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Arabic

Etymology

See debate on origins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimouna

Who Uses This

Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
Moroccan Jews
Algerian Jews

Dictionaries

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