Khamsah for the New Year

Karawan Riad :: Fez, Morocco

Karawan Riad :: Fez, Morocco

January 1st, 2021

Happy New Year!

Today we’re getting back on our virtual path through northern Morocco. So far we’ve visited Tangier and Asilah, and learned a bit about Islamic Geometric Design which is found throughout the country.

I chose this photo for the first day of 2021 because we’re opening a new door to a new year, and this particular door includes the khamsah, or hand. Khamsah means five in Arabic and also refers to the hand symbol with its five fingers. In various cultures around the world, the khamsah offers protection from bad luck and the evil eye, is known as a symbol of good luck, or is seen as a helping hand. These days we all need some protection, good luck and a helping hand now and then so consider the khamsah a symbol for the new year.

The door we’re about to open is in Karawan Riad, in the city of Fez. We’ve arrived! Tomorrow, we’ll climb high to the rooftop and venture deep into the medina.

Until then,

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.


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