Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 1, 2016
School holidays (please double check) :
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday July 7, 2016
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .
Enthronement Day -
Saturday July 30, 2016
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 -
Sunday August 14, 2016
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.
Revolution Day -
Saturday August 20, 2016
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 -
Sunday August 21, 2016
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.