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Morocco : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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Arabic (104 million speakers in 21 countries), Berber (20 million speakers), French (150 million speakers in 30 countries), vernaculars, Amazigh (0.1 million speakers), Hassanee ...
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday March 5, 2018School holidays 
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Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles arrival in Essaouira*Friday March 16, 2018Sports events 
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Passover**Friday March 30, 2018cards/flowers 
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Aeroexpo*Wednesday April 4, 2018Tradeshows 
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Tour du Maroc**Friday April 6, 2018Sports events 
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Marrakesh Tennis Grand Prix Hassan II*Sunday April 8, 2018Sports events 
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Parliament recess (end)Friday April 13, 2018Special Events 
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second mid-term (beginning)Saturday April 21, 2018School holidays 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday April 29, 2018Special Events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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second mid-term (end)Monday May 7, 2018School holidays 
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Mother's Day*Sunday May 27, 2018cards/flowers 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday June 15, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Essaouira Gnawa Festival**Thursday June 21, 2018Culture 
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festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées**Friday June 22, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 6, 2018School holidays 
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Enthronement Day*Monday July 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day*Tuesday August 14, 2018Secular holiday 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Tuesday August 14, 2018Special Events 
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Revolution Day*Monday August 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Youth Day*Tuesday August 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday August 23, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday September 4, 2018School holidays 
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Rosh Hashanah**Monday September 10, 2018cards/flowers 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday September 11, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday March 5, 2018

School holidays :

Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles arrival in Essaouira -
Friday March 16, 2018

Sports events : Lasts 2 weeks - 2018 edition confirmed

Passover -
Friday March 30, 2018

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Aeroexpo -
Wednesday April 4, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Marrakesh please check dates:

Tour du Maroc -
Friday April 6, 2018

Sports events : bicycle race 2018 edition confirmed
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Marrakesh Tennis Grand Prix Hassan II -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Sports events : 2018 edition confirmed
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Parliament recess (end) -
Friday April 13, 2018

Special Events :

Second mid-term (beginning) -
Saturday April 21, 2018

School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Special Events : From 2008 onwards

Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Second mid-term (end) -
Monday May 7, 2018

School holidays :

Mother's Day -
Sunday May 27, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .

Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

cards/flowers :

Essaouira Gnawa Festival -
Thursday June 21, 2018

Culture : Gnawa (gnaoua) traditional music - lasts 3 days in Essaouira 2018 season confirmed

Festival de Fès des Musiques Sacrées -
Friday June 22, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days in Fès 2018 season confirmed

Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 6, 2018

School holidays :

Enthronement Day -
Monday July 30, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the accession to the throne, of King Mohammed VI on July 3O, 1999, who succeeded his father King Hassan II.

Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Secular holiday : On August 14, 1979, the recovery of this province by Moroccan authorities came to materialize the unity of the country and crown a long struggle for the perfection of Morocco's territorial integrity. On that day, at the Riad palace in Rabat, a 360 person-strong delegation, was dispatched by the population of the region to renew before King Hassan II the oath of allegiance and their attachment to the Alaouite throne. The sovereign then delivered a historic speech in which he vowed to guarantee their defense and security and endeavor for their well-being.

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Special Events :

Revolution Day -
Monday August 20, 2018

Secular holiday : On August 20th 1953, The Revolution began when the colonial residence surrounded the Royal palace and enjoined the legitimate Sultan Mohamed V to surrender or be exiled. This event contributed to strengthen the domestic front in Morocco and the unity of Moroccans behind the Sultan. After two years, this victorious revolution succeeded in freeing the country from the yoke and tutelage of the French Protectorate, paving the way for the advent of the era of freedom and independence.

Youth Day -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the Revolution of the King and the People, a landmark in Morocco's history, that illustrates the struggle of the Alaouite Throne and the Moroccan people against occupation. On August 20, 1953 the French colonial authorities exiled the Late King Mohammed V and the Royal Family, after the Late king had refused to disavow the action of the national movement and to sign decrees consecrating French domination over Morocco. Celebration of the Revolution of the King and People

Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :

Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday September 4, 2018

School holidays :

Rosh Hashanah -
Monday September 10, 2018

cards/flowers : Jewish New Year NOT a public holiday

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : confirmed on Oct. 14, 2015