Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

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Gregorian and Hijra date


Public holidays and religious events
in Morocco 2018

The start and end of Islamic feast is based on the lunar calendar
and therefore all dates given are approximations


11 January

Moroccan Independence Proclamation

27 Mars -
7 April
Morocco Windsurf Worl Cup
13 April
27 Rajab 1439
Lailat al Miraj (27 Rajab)
1 May Labour Day
16 May
1 Ramadan 1439
27th night of Ramadan Lailat al Qadr (27 Ramadan)
15 June
1 Shawwal 1439
Eid ul-Fitr
(Celebration of end of Ramadan)
21 -24 June Essaouira Festival of Gnawa and World Music
30 July Feast of the Throne Eid Al Ârch
(To celebrate King’s Mohammed VI ascension to the throne)**
14 August
Fête Oued Eddahab
(Oued Eddahab Allegiance Day)
20 August

Anniversary of the King and the People's Revolution (Thawratou el maliki wa chaâb)

21 August King Mohammed´s birthday also the Youth Day (Aid Achabab)
21 September
10 Dhu l-Hijjah 1439
Eid El Adha
(Feast of the Sacrifice - also known as Eid el Kebir)
11 September
1 Muharram 1440
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) First Moharram

20 September
10 Muharram 1440

6 November Anniversary of the Green March
18 November Independence Day
To celebrate the Moroccan independence 1956
20 November Mouloud (Milad,Aid Mawlid an Nabbaoui ) Birthday of Prophet Mohammed


The Jewish Calendar

Calendrier des fetes Juives de l'annee 5778-2017/2018

Le calendrier hébraïque

(External links:

Pourim des Juifs du Maroc

The Amazigh (Berber) Calendar

Starting from the 1960s, however, on the initiative of the Académie Berbère of Paris, some Berbers have begun computing the years starting from 950 BC, the approximate date of the rising into power of the first Libyan Pharaoh in Egypt, Shoshenq I, whom they identified as the first prominent Berber in history (he is recorded as being of Libyan origin). For example, the Gregorian year 2013 corresponds to the year 2963 of the Berber calendar.

Souce: Berber Calendar Wiki

Liens en français

Yennayer, le Nouvel An Berbère (


Different cal;endars

Les différents calendriers utilisés dans le monde

Pourquoi l'année commence-t-elle le 1er janvier ?


Eid Mouloud
Mawlid an Nabi
Eid al Adha
Eid el Kebir

External links

Religious ceremonies
in Morocco 1-2

The Jewish calendar
Le calendrier hébraïque (

Jewish Calendar