Top events in Morocco

January
27

Runners dash to the Palmeraie and back from the Jemaa el Fna.

February
01

A celebration of the country's traditional music that has been passed down through generations and has survived for over 1,000 years, this...

February
01

In early spring, the fertile Ameln Valley near Tafraoute is transformed into a riot of pink and white almond blossoms. The Almond Blossom Festival...

Morocco Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
11
Independence Manifesto Day
Start date:
11 January 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
July
30
Throne Day
Start date:
30 July 2016
August
14
Oued Ed-Dahab Day
Start date:
14 August 2016
August
20
Revolution Day
Start date:
20 August 2016
August
21
King Mohammed IV's Birthday
Start date:
21 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Fatih Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
November
06
Green March Day
Start date:
6 November 2016
November
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 November 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
11
Independence Manifesto Day
Start date:
11 January 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
July
30
Throne Day
Start date:
30 July 2017
August
14
Oued Ed-Dahab Day
Start date:
14 August 2017
August
20
Revolution Day
Start date:
20 August 2017
August
21
King Mohammed IV's Birthday
Start date:
21 August 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Fatih Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
22 September 2017
November
06
Green March Day
Start date:
6 November 2017
November
18
Independence Day
Start date:
18 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
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