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Public holidays

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Public holidays

For travellers to Morocco in the coming week and foreign residents who may not be aware there are two public holidays at the beginning of next week The first is religious - the Islamic New Year (Moharam/al Hijra) falling on Tuesday 5th (Monday 4th elsewhere) and a secular one, the Anniversary of the Green March, on Wednesday 6th. Banks, government and other state offices will be closed. However most other outlets, including monuments and other attractions, will remain open. Perhaps the main cause of concern to tourists is that while ATM's are open for withdrawals there is often a "run" on their resources and can quickly become empty.

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1. Re: Public holidays

Thanks for this. I arrive on Tuesday so very useful. Will there be any celebrations in Marrakesh that we might want to note?,

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2. Re: Public holidays

No organised celebrations as such (strangely the Western New Year is celebrated here (French influence)). There have been street marches in Marrakech on the occasion of the Green March in the past to show solidarity with the monarchy (the present king's father lead a march into the Western Sahara to reclaim territory that Morocco considers is theirs). These are benign affairs and nothing to be concerned about.

Otherwise, following last month's fete of Eid el Kabir, Marrakech remains as ever - busy, chaotic and wonderful! Enjoy your stay.

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