Sunday, November 03, 2013

Two Public Holidays in Morocco This Coming Week

If you are visiting Morocco during the coming week, you need to be aware of two public holidays which will effect banks and many businesses. It is not unknown for ATM (cash machines) to run out of funds, so check you have cash on hand

Tuesday the 5th of November is the Islamic New Year - Year 1435 in the Islamic calendar. The event is also known as al Hijri.

Wednesday the 6th is a secular holiday - the Anniversary of the Green March

The struggle between Morocco and Spain over the return of the Sahara resulted in Hassan II calling for the people of Morocco to respond and in November 1975 the “Green March” of 350,000 unarmed Moroccans into the territory demonstrated popular support for its return.

The event is commemorated on the reverse side of the 100 dirham note

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