Maimona (Maimuna)

Between March 28 and April 25; day after Passover
Jews in North Africa commemorate the philosopher and rabbi, Moses Maimonides (1135 or 1138-1204), on the evening of the last day of Passover and the day that follows. Since the news of Maimonides's death in 1204 reached many Jews during Passover, they were not able to mourn his passing, as custom would normally dictate, by eating bread and an egg. So they postponed it until the following day.
In Libya on this day, each family member receives the maimona (from an Arabic word meaning "good fortune")—a small loaf of bread with an egg baked inside, which they eat with slices of lamb.
In Morocco, people dress up or wear costumes. Special displays of food are arranged on tables, including pitchers of milk and bowls of flour with eggs, broad green beans, stalks of wheat, and dates. Surrounding the bowls are honey, fruit, nuts, cookies, lettuce, wine, and a type of pancake known as muflita . After going to the synagogue, people stop to bless their friends and sample the refreshments at each home. A lettuce leaf, representing prosperous crops, is dipped in honey, symbolizing sweetness, and given to each guest. Wherever possible, people dip their feet in streams, rivers, or the sea.
DictWrldRel-1989, p. 494
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 287
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This is the only image I have of them after their abduction," added Maimona who now teaches at pre-school in Dubai.
Byline: Roomina Mazhar, Noshin Ilyas, Maimona Saeed, Fatima Bibi and Nazima Batool
Maimona Asim and other senior officials attended the meeting.
Maimona Mirza, an educationist, said: "There are statistics which clearly reveal that the rate of harassment against women has gone up.
Hoy cuenta con medios hiperlocales en: Arroyo de la Luz, Calamonte, Campanario, Casar de Caceres, Coria, Fregenal de la Sierra, Fuente de Cantos, Guarena, Jaraiz de la Vera, Jerez Caballeros, Logrosan, Malpartida de Caceres, Miajadas, Monesterio, Navalmoral, Olivenza, Puebla de la Calzada, Quintana, Santos de Maimona, Talarrubias, Talayuela, Trujillo, Valverde de Leganes, Villafranca, Villanueva y Zalamea de la Serena.
lt;<Flaminica provinciae Baeticae et Norbensium>>, publican dos inscripciones funerarias procedentes de Los Santos de Maimona.
1992) and Rodriguez (1996) identified Syringopora, Pleurosyphonella and other tabulate corals in the Cerro de los Santos, Cerro Almena and El Torreon sections from the Carboniferous Basin of Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz (Spain).
It is pertinent to mention that the Chief Guest Ms Maimona during her childhood used to wave to Quaid-e-Azam whenever he used to visit Fatima Jinnah's office.
The restaurant belongs to Maimona Ali, who opened the establishment six months ago.
Asi ocurre en el caso del palacio de Santos de Maimona (Badajoz), hoy convertido en ayuntamiento, o en el de Calzadilla de los Barros (Badajoz) donde la torre, unico testigo de la otrora residencia comendataria, adquiere su plena dimension al insertarse en un conjunto residencial de caracter representativo que visualizamos exclusivamente gracias a las fuentes documentales conservadas (11).