Salé, also known as the twin sister of Rabat, has preserved one of most attractive traditions in Morocco – the Wax lantern procession. They say it was also held during the Barbary period, when the pirates carried wax lanterns to the sanctuary of the town’s patron Sidi Abdallah Ben Hassoun. This is how they asked him to protect them before their voyages.
Today, it is an attractive and entertaining event when the local people show their culture and tradition. This is the time when they wear their colorful traditional clothes and carry beautifully designed wax lanterns n a procession.