Eid Al-Adha Sacrifice Prices Spark Social Media Storm in Morocco: Anger and Resentment Over Soaring Prices

Fes, Morocco – Eid Al-Adha sacrifice prices this year are casting a shadow over the usual preparations for the occasion, sparking a wave of resentment and anger on social media due to their significant increase compared to previous years.

This rise is attributed to several factors, including rising feed costs, a shortage of supply in some markets, and increased demand as the Eid approaches.

High Prices Burden Citizens

Sacrifice prices in Morocco currently range between 3,000 and 5,000 dirhams per sheep, depending on the type, size, and quality.

Among the most popular varieties, “Sardi” is priced from 82 dirhams per kilogram, while “Bergui” is sold at 75 dirhams per kilogram.

Estimates suggest that buying a medium-sized sacrifice may require a Moroccan citizen no less than 3,000 dirhams, which is a financial burden on many families, especially in light of the difficult economic conditions that some are experiencing.

Outrage on Social Media

The reactions to the high sacrifice prices were not limited to the street, but also spread to social media, where many Moroccans expressed their anger and resentment at these prices, which they considered “exaggerated” and “unjustified”.

Social media platforms have seen numerous posts and comments strongly criticizing traders and sellers, and demanding the intervention of the responsible authorities to curb this phenomenon and ensure the availability of sacrifices at reasonable prices for all.

Calls to Boycott Sacrifice Purchases

Some calls on social media went even further, calling for a boycott of sacrifice purchases this year in protest against the high prices.

Social media users circulated the hashtag “#قاطع_الأضحية” (Boycott Sacrifice) to express their refusal to buy sacrifices at their current prices and to call for solidarity with the needy.

It remains to be seen how Eid Al-Adha sacrifice prices will develop in the coming days and whether they will witness any decline that alleviates popular resentment.

About محمد الفاسي