Uncanny Factiod: Are you Blue? (4 pics)

Posted in Pictures       10 May 2011       6426       2

Probably not, but the people in Chefchoauen are.

 

 

This city has been painting its buildings and alleys in blue since the dawn of time. The paining of the buildings comes from ancient times when the city was mainly Jewish.

It was founded by Moors the exiles from Spain in 1471 and was a fortress against the forces of invading Portuguese. After the war it became the largest city of Moriscos and Jewish refugees.

The threads of the tallit *prayer shawl* are blue, so they began to paint the town blue.  When you see the color blue it reminds you of the sky and god above. The custom is still carried out today even though the bulk of the population isn’t as numerous as it once was.

Learn Something Fun:  In the previous times, it was unlawful to sell a date tree, as it was a source of food for the family.




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lolzz 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'm blue, da ba dee da ba daa!
       
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historian 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
largest Jewish city to flourish and was under muslim (moors) rule. Thanks for leaving that part out , because muslims can not be shown in a good light even if it was in the past.
       
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