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Morocco Public Holidays 2013 Calendar / Maghribi Public Holidays 2013 Calendar

Morocco or Maghribi is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. It is just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Gibraltar.

Holidays

The biggest event on the Moroccan calendar is the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the day time and break the fast at sunset. Most restaurants are closed for lunch (with the exception of those catering specifically to tourists) and things generally slow down.Travelling during this time is entirely possible, and the restrictions don’t apply to non-Muslims, but it’s respectful to refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public during the fast. At the end of the month is the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, when practically everything closes for as long as a week and transport is packed as everybody heads back home. Alcohol consumption is not prohibited for tourists during Ramadan, there a few restaurants and bars serving alcohol. Also, alcohol can be purchased in a supermarket if a tourist shows their passport to the staff as Moroccans are not allowed to buy or consume alcohol during the holy month.

Morocco Point of Interest: Essaouira, Fez & Marrakech

Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. Since the 16th century, the city has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city.

Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco, and a great city of high Islamic civilization. Fez has the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bali, which is incidentally also the world’s largest car-free urban zone. Transports of goods is provided by donkeys, carriages, and motorbikes.

The name Marrakech originates from the Amazigh (Berber) words mur (n) akush, which means “Land of God.” It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat, and lies near the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains and a few hours away from the foot of the Sahara Desert. Its location and contrasting landscape has made it a enviable destination in Morocco.

The city is divided into two distinct parts: the Medina, the historical city, and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. The Medina is full of intertwining narrow passageways and local shops full of character. In contrast, Gueliz plays host to modern restaurants, fast food chains
and big brand stores.

Please note that this calendar is based upon an estimation just. As a result, we do not and can not assure the accuracy of this Morocco / Maghribi 2013 public vacations calendar.

Facts and Infos about Morocco

* Population: 32.3 million (UN, 2011)
* Capital: Rabat
* Area: 710,850 sq km (274,461 sq miles) (including W Sahara)
* Major languages: Arabic (official), Berber, French, Spanish
* Money: Dirham = 100 centimes
* Internet domain: .ma
* International dialling code: +212

List of Morocco Public Holidays 2013

New Year’s Day
Tue, 1 Jan 2013

Independence Manifesto Day 1944
Fri, 11 Jan 2013

Eid el-Mawlid al-Nabawi (Prophet Muhammed Birthday)
Thu, 24 Jan 2013

Labour Day
Wed, 1 May 2013

Throne Day
Tue, 30 Jul 2013

Oued el-Dahab Allegiance Day
Wed, 14 Aug 2013

Eid ul-Fitr (1st day after Ramadan)
Thu, 8 Aug 2013

Revolution Day 1953
Tue, 20 Aug 2013

King Muhammad VI’s Birthday (Fete de la Jeunesse)
Wed, 21 Aug 2013

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Tue, 15 Oct 2013
Wed, 16 Oct 2013

1st Moharram (Muslim New Year)
Mon, 4 Nov 2013

Green March Day (Marche Verte)
Wed, 6 Nov 2013

Independence Day
Mon, 18 Nov 2013

Happy Maghribi Holiday! Let’s Holiday to Morocco!

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