Moroccan celebrations; Eid, Ramadan and more awareness days on the North African calendar.
Celebration, Culture, History

Morocco’s Best Kept Secret… Throne Day

Morocco's most well known celebration you've probably never heard of, Throne Day, is here. What is it? Throne Day is a commemoration of sorts, similar to Queen's speech on Christmas Day. The occasion has taken place every year on the 30th of July since 1933. This year, it celebrates the 22nd anniversary of King Mohammed VI's...

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Celebration, Sustainability

Is Eid al Adha Sustainble?

In recent years, the sustainability and ethics of a traditional celebration like Eid have come into question. Why are they wrong?  Eid al Adha, more commonly known as Eid or Eid al Kabir in Morocco, is the latter of two Islamic holidays celebrated each year. This year, the celebration takes place from the 19th to...

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Celebration, Travel

Covid: how to keep safe during Eid

Recently we were hit with the news that Eid gatherings have acted as super spreaders amongst Muslim communities. How can we all keep safe? According to the statistics, Muslims disproportionately made up Covid-19 deaths nationally in South Africa during the month of Ramadan. They make up only 1.9% of the population yet almost 5% of...

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Ramadan in Morocco
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Celebration, Culture

Ramadan in Morocco

Ramadan, the holy month of the year where Muslims should fast from sunrise to sunset. And fasting doesn’t only involve eating and drinking, it also involves any forbidden activities according to Islam. So, this means that from sunset to sunrise, Muslims shouldn’t eat, drink or any other forbidden activity. By the end of Ramadan, comes...

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