In the Kingdom of Morocco, traditions and customs play an important role in the life of the population. And where to find a better opportunity to revive them, if not on holidays. Lush folklore ceremonies, processions, national clothes are an integral part of the religious festival. Tourists can also see private ceremonies, such as circumcision or a wedding.
According to Cancermatters.net, Mussem is a religious holiday, but of local significance. It takes place on a certain day in a sanctuary. The reason for the holiday can be the harvest, a happy event in the village and many other events. In Marrakesh, every year, in June or autumn, the Folk Arts Festival is held on the ruins of the el Badii Palace. Marrakeshians will never miss this holiday, and there is enough space for tourists. On both sides of the stage in huge tents crowded artists who came from all over Morocco. Here riders in beautiful outfits on horses decorated with magnificent teams jumped onto the stage. They prance to the voices of singing women. This action is called dzhigitovka. The performance continues with the artists, who for the time being hide in tents.
The festival lasts for two weeks and gives a visual representation of the Moroccan folk art and folklore. You can check the time of the festival at the National Tourist Office of Morocco; you can also buy tickets there. If you get behind the wheel in the city, then know that city drivers often fully recognize the rules of the road. In theory, traffic rules in Morocco are the same as everywhere else. True, car drivers rarely run red lights, but motorcyclists do not at all look at some lights flashing at intersections. It’s good if you have a loud horn – it will come in handy at a mass concert that drivers open, welcoming the green light. By the way, do not snuggle close to carts drawn by horses or donkeys – they like to back up without warning. HOLIDAYS January 1 – European New Year
January 11 – Independence Day
March 3 – Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hassan II
April 30 (date changes annually) – Eid al-Kabir, sacrifice of Ibrahim
May 1 – Labor Day
May 16 (date changes annually) – first day of Muharram (Muslim New Year)
May 23 – national holiday
June 1 (date changes annually) – Ashura, holiday of the poor and children
July 9 – youth holiday
July 29 (date changes annually) – Mawlid, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad
August 20 – Day revolution
November 6 – a memorable day of the Green March
November 18 – the anniversary of the return from exile of King Mohammed V
Morocco: Cuisine of Morocco
KITCHEN Moroccan cuisine is one of the most famous in the world. It mainly uses fruits and vegetables grown on land generously flooded with sun, many rare aromatic spices, fish delicacies and juicy meat. It’s all the best of Oriental cuisine, famous all over the world – a real delight for your delicate taste. You can also try delicious kebabs cooked in front of you at the entrance to the oriental bazaars, and along the roads. Delicious and cheap treat. Couscous-couscous is the most popular Moroccan dish, which is very common in the Maghreb countries. You will be able to taste many different types of couscous throughout your trip as the preparation of couscous varies greatly depending on the region and the imagination of the chef. Try not to use cutlery try eating with three fingers of your right hand, it’s Moroccan style. Mechoui is oven-roasted or fried lamb meat. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth. Pastilla is a wonderfully airy oriental dessert with almonds that has the famous Moroccan sweet and savory taste. There are also options with fish, chicken and even milk for dessert. Dishes for Ramadan (Ramadan) – after sunset, the ban on food ends and rich and savory harira, a soup of lentils and oriental peas (chickpeas), with beghrir, small pancakes, with ghee and honey and with shebbakia, pies, fried in oil and doused with honey. The national dish – Tajine (tagine) – is a traditional dish of the inhabitants of Marrakesh, the oldest city in Morocco. The tagine got its name from an earthenware jug, in which spicy marinated beef with spices and lemon juice simmers for a long time. Try this and you will understand why Tajine is the Moroccan national dish. The national drink is sweet tea made from fresh mint. Refreshing, hot and stimulating, drunk in the morning, after breakfast or anytime. A pleasure you will never miss. Salads, couscous, fish and seafood, sweets and an incredible amount of own delicacies in different areas.