While there are too many festivals and holidays to name them all here, here’s a list of the main ones to keep an eye out for. Yennayer (Amazigh New Year) Almond Blossom Festival. International Nomads Festival. Ramadan . Eid al-Fitr . Fes World Sacred Music Festival. Eid al-Adha . Milad un Nabi.
one to three days
Morocco is a majority Muslim country and Christmas is not a Muslim holiday so Morocco at Christmas is not a holiday . However, there is a large (and growing) foreign population in Morocco and yes, there are Moroccan Christians so Christmas DOES exist.
It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. A hug here or there, a stolen kiss all fine in most situations. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
Morocco allows the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol must be purchased and consumed in licensed hotels, bars, and tourist areas. You can also buy alcohol in most major supermarkets. There are a small number of bars and restaurants which permit drinking outside, but only tourists are allowed to drink in public.
Zakat al – Fitr (fitrana) amount is $7 per person.
Dates for Eid al Adha
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|Eid al Fitr 2020||Sunday, May 24, 2020||-171|
|Eid al Fitr 2021||Thursday, May 13, 2021||183|
|Eid al Fitr 2022||Tuesday, May 03, 2022||538|
|Eid al Fitr 2023||Saturday, April 22, 2023||892|
Of all countries on the globe, Cambodia tops the list for the most public holidays with 28 public holidays observed annually. Sri Lanka follows with 25, India and Kazakhstan with 21, Colombia , the Philippines and Trinidad and Tobago with 18, China and Hong Kong with 17, and Thailand, Turkey, and Pakistan with 16.
Among this group, Myanmar has the most holidays with a total of 26 holidays. The countries with the least number of holidays are Singapore with 11, and Vietnam has 12. The country with the longest consecutive holiday is China with 8 consecutive days of holidays.
As Morocco is primarily a Muslim country, the majority of its residents do not celebrate Christmas . Still, bits and pieces of the holiday can be found, thanks to French influence and a good-sized expat community.
The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous; beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco , usually eaten in a tagine with a wide selection of vegetables. Chicken is also very commonly used in tagines or roasted. They also use additional ingredients such as plums, boiled eggs, and lemon.