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A preview of the Morocco bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Morocco Public Holidays in 2019 Observance*
Jan.    Tue New Year's Day Bnk+Gov
        Fri Independence Manifesto Day (1944)
May     Wed Labour Day
June    Wed Aïd al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Thu Aïd al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
July    Tue Throne Day
Aug.    Mon Aïd al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Tue Aïd al Adha Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Wed Oued Ed-Dahab Day
        Tue Revolution Day (1953)
        Wed HM Mohammed VI's Birthday (Fête de la Jeunesse)
Sep.    Sun 1er Moharrem (Islamic New Year)
Nov.    Wed Green March Day
        Sun Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui (Prophet's Birthday)
        Mon Aîd el Maoulid Annabaoui Holiday Bnk+Gov
        Mon Independence Day
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Recent News and Updates

03 Jan 2017 Morocco 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  30 Nov 2016 Morocco 2016 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday Announced (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration" and its "ministère des Habous et des Affaires islamiques", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2016 Aid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holiday in Morocco.  01 Oct 2016 Morocco 1438 Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2016 Fatih Moharam 1438 (Hijri New Year 1438) non-working public holiday in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques".  03 Sep 2016 Morocco 2016 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2016 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques".  31 Dec 2015 Morocco 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  14 Oct 2015 Morocco 2015 Islamic New Year Public Holiday (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has modified its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2015 Fatih Moharam 1437 (Hijri New Year 1437) non-working public holiday in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques".  14 Sep 2015 Morocco 2015 Aid Al Adha Public Holidays (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2015 Aid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques".  15 Jul 2015 Morocco Extends Eid 2015 Public Holidays (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has once again extended its previously-announced list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming 2015 Aïd Al Fitr (End of Ramadan).  23 Dec 2014 Morocco 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holidays Announced (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) The Government of Morocco, through its "ministère de la fonction publique et de la modernisation de l'administration", has confirmed its previously-announced date for the upcoming 2015 Eid Al Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday) non-working public holidays in Morocco, following an announcement by the "ministère des Habous et des affaires islamiques".  21 Oct 2014 Morocco 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Agence Maroc Arabe Presse-Rabat) Morocco has released its annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Morocco public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Morocco are regulated by Articles 217-230 of Chapter III of the New Labor Code of Morocco (Dahir n° 1-03-194 du 14 rejeb (11 septembre 2003) portant promulgation de la loi n° 65-99 relative au Code du Travail) and the decree corresponding to public holidays (Décret n° 2-04-426 du 29 décembre 2004 fixant la liste des jours de fêtes payés dans les entreprises industrielles et commerciales, les professions libérales et les exploitations agricoles et forestières) which abrogated the previous Décret n° 2-62-101 du 23 ramadan 1381 of February 28, 1962.  Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date).  Religious Public Holidays: According to the aforementioned laws, each one of the public holidays in Morocco only lasts 1 day. However, in practice, The Prophet's Birthday and the 2 Eids are usually either given or taken as 2 days by employees of the civil service, educational institutions, and foreign embassies.  Eid al Adha is also called Tfaska Tamoqqart in the Berber language of native North African Berbers.  Cancelled Holidays: Ever since King Mohammed the VI's accession to the throne, there has been talk of reducing the number of public holidays. The 3 following dates are recurringly mentioned as the holidays that will be cancelled: August 14, August 20, and November 6. However, nothing has yet been made official.  Morocco International Codes MA and MAR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ma (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Morocco information and news: Bank of Morocco (Morocco central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Morocco maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Morocco), and Wikipedia (includes Morocco commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Morocco, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Morocco that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Morocco were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2019 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Morocco, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Morocco, before planning any trip to Morocco. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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