Morocco Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
11 JanWedProclamation of Independence - Also known as Takdim watikat al-istiqlal. Commemorates Morocco's proclamation of independence on 11 January 1944
1 MayMonLabour Day - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
26 JunMon Eid Sghir - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
27 JunTueEid Sghir Holiday - Government only
30 JulSunEnthronement - Also known as Feast of the Throne. Commemorates the enthronement of King Mohammed VI's coronation in 30 July 1999
14 AugMonQued Ed-Dahab Day - Commemorates the day Morocco recovered the southern province of Oued Ed-Dahab from Mauritania
20 AugSunRevolution Day - Marks the day King (then Sultan) Mohammed V's exile from Morocco in 1953
21 AugMonYouth Day / King Mohammed VI's Birthday - Birthday of King Mohammed VI, the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Morocco and also referred as Youth Day
1 SeptFriEid Kbir (Eid Al-Adha) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid Kbir Holiday - Banks and Government only
21 SeptThursFatih Muharram (Islamic New Year) - slamic calendar has only 354 days long. New year is celebrated on the first day of Muharram, Muharram is the first Islamic month
6 NovMonGreen March Day - 1975 demonstrations over Province of Sahara. Commemorates the events, that took place in the city of Tarfaya in southern Morocco on November 6, 1975
18 NovSatIndependence Day - National Day. Celebrate the anniversary of declaration of independence of Morocco from Spain and France in 1956
1 DecFriEid Al Mawled - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world. This day falls on the month of Rabiulawal, the third month in Muslim calendar.

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
11 JanSunProclamation of Independence
13 JanMonEid AL Mawled
1 MayThursLabour Day
28 JulMonEid Sghir Holiday - Government only
29 JulTueEid Sghir Holiday - Banks and Government only
30 JulWedEid Sghir - The end of Ramadan
30 JulWedEnthronement
14 AugThursQued Ed-Dahab Day
20 AugWedRevolution Day
21 AugThursYouth Day
5 OctSunEid Kbir
6 OctMonEid Kbir - Banks and Government only
26 OctSunFatih Muharram - Islamic New Year
6 NovThursGreen March Day
18 NovTueIndependence Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 JanSatEid Al Mawled
11 JanSunProclamation of Independence
1 MayFriLabour Day
16 JulThurs Eid Sghir Holiday - Government only
17 JulFriEid Sghir - The end of Ramadan
30 JulThursEnthronement
14 AugFriQued Ed-Dahab Day
20 AugThursRevolution Day
21 AugFriYouth Day
23 SeptWedEid Kbir
24 SeptThursEid Kbir - Banks and Government only
13 OctTueFatih Muharram - Islamic New Year
6 NovFriGreen March Day
18 NovWedIndependence Day
24 DecThursEid Al Mawled

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
11 JanMonProclamation of Independence
1 MaySunLabour Day
7 JulThurs Eid Sghir Holiday - Government only
8 JulFriEid Sghir - The end of Ramadan
30 JulSatEnthronement
14 AugSunQued Ed-Dahab Day
20 AugSatRevolution Day
21 AugSunYouth Day
11 SeptSunEid Kbir
12 SeptMonEid Kbir - Banks and Government only
2 OctSunFatih Muharram - Islamic New Year
6 NovSunGreen March Day
18 NovFriIndependence Day
12 DecMonEid Al Mawled

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
11 JanThursProclamation of Independence (Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto of 1944)
1 MayTueLabour Day
14 JunThursEid Sghir Holiday (Government only)
15 JunFriEid Sghir (The end of Ramadan)
29 JulSunEnthronement (King Mohammed VI's coronation in 1999)
14 AugTueQued Ed-Dahab Day (Allegiance Day)
20 AugMonRevolution Day (Marks King Mohammed V's exile in 1953)
21 AugTueYouth Day (Birthday of King Mohammed VI)
22 AugWedEid Kbir (Eid Al-Adha. Date Varies on Lunar Cycle)
23 AugThursEid Kbir (Banks and Government only)
11 SeptTueFatih Muharram (Islamic New Year)
6 NovTueGreen March Day (1975 demonstrations over Province of Sahara)
18 NovSunIndependence Day (National Day. Independence from France and Spain in 1956)
20 NovTueEid Al Mawled

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