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A Traveler’s Guide: Morocco Festivals & Holidays

February 13, 2009
Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Younes Errami, a Moroccan citizen studying at the Cadi Ayyad University to get insight on one of Morocco’s greatest pastimes. Football (what the U.S. refers to as soccer) is one of...
March 2, 2009
  Under the shade of an olive tree, sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice you just bought from a vendor at the street corner, you sit in comfortable silence with your new Moroccan friend Amine, who has been kind enough to show...
March 3, 2009
  The entire village seems to be buzzing with excitement as you follow your friend Fatima through the narrow winding roads and towards the beating drums that are getting louder with every step. Finally, as you turn the last corne...
March 22, 2009
March 22, 2009
Ramadan, considered as the most important holiday in Islam, happens on the ninth month of the twelve month lunar calendar followed in Islam. These lunar months are twelve days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, so Ramadan occurs...
March 25, 2009
The Master Musicians of Jajouka  is a group led by Bachir Attar, from the village of Jajouka near Ksar-el-Kebir in the southern Rif Mountains Northern Morocco. The inhabitants of this small village are from the Ahl Sherif (R...
March 27, 2009
The Fes Festival of Sacred Music is one of the widest acclaimed world music events. For fifteen years the festival has been bringing together musicians and visitors from all around the world and uniting them in Morocco with the sp...
March 29, 2009
Last years cries from the violin still echo off the ancient Roman ruins and the night’s faint stars add to the enchanting song. For the last thirteen years Jazz au Chella has made its home in the thick fortified walls of Mor...
March 31, 2009
Dates have played an important part in Moroccan cuisine for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests the cultivation of dates all the way back in 6,000 BC in Arabia. The date palm was a major source of life for thousan...
April 21, 2009
Moulay Idriss is a Moroccan town and important religious site and place of pilgrimage for Muslims located just an hour away from Fes. The city is named after the Moroccan saint Moulay Idriss, a descendant of Muhammad, who died and...
May 1, 2009
  The eight edition of the Mawazine Festival will take place on May 15th to the 23rd. This years Rhythms of the World festival team has arranged an eight day program featuring well known artists like Kylie Minogue, Warda Al Jazay...
May 1, 2009
September 30, 2009
The Seventh International Festival of the Sahara Desert Music in Errachida is an artistic event inspired by the music and magic of Morocco took place on September 26th – 27th, 2009. This annual Moroccan event seeks to preserve a...
October 1, 2009
If you are an artist, a fan of international fine art and pottery or an educator then traveling to Morocco to discover the Moroccan Art of Pottery & Zellij Tile Design is for you. Morocco is historically known for its Moroccan...
October 5, 2009
Aïd el-Kebir also referred to as Aid El Adha is the Muslim world’s Festival and the perfect time to travel to Ouarzazate, Morocco. Aïd el-Kebir falls on November 27th, 2009 this year. When traveling on holiday to Morocco the b...
October 9, 2009
Morocco is a first class destination in North Africa for those who are interested in a Morocco Travel adventure. Morocco’s shear wealth of Kasbahs, Ruins and Waterfalls make it one of the most attractive places to vacation for a...
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