Ramadan, Eid and Public Holidays in Morocco 2015

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Ramadan and Eid can have a considerable impact on travel in Morocco. Please take note of the projected dates. It is worth noting that the actual dates are defined by lunar sightings and are not confirmed until very late.

Ramadan lasts for around a month. During this period, practicing Muslims in Morocco will be observing a fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset. In most circumstances this will have little impact on visitors. Food and drink are still readily available throughout the day. Some visitors have expressed feeling uncomfortable being served food particularly on trek by their cook when they know that the guide and cook aren't eating themselves. As a general rule, only fitter guides work during Ramadan and they want the work during this period. However if you are worried about this, then consider visiting outside the month of Ramadan.

Eid Al Fitr (end of Ramadan) and Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) are usually observed by a public holiday and a day of celebration. Many guides and cooks don't work on the day. It is not unusual for hotel kitchens to be closed, but there you will be able to find a meal in a restaurant. We don't tend to offer treks that overlap with Eid Al Fitr or Eid Al Adha.

Dates for Ramadan and Eid in Morocco in 2015:

Ramadan: 18th June - 17th July

Eid Al Fitr: 17th July

Eid Al Adha: 24th September

 

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