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Morocco 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Agence Maroc Arabe Presse (Rabat)
Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019
Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2020


Morocco has released the annual list of non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2020.

As usual (2019-01-02, 2018-01-02, 2017-01-03, 2015-12-31, 2014-10-21 and 2013-12-28), the salient points of the aforementioned announcement are the dates of the Muslim non-working public holidays in Morocco for the upcoming calendar year 2020.

The announced dates of the 2020 Muslim public holidays in Morocco ("Liste des jours fériés chomés telle qu'elle est fixée par le décret n° 2-77-169 du 9 rebia 1 1397 (28 février 1977) fixant la liste des jours fériés chomés dans les administrations publiques, établissements publics et services concédés (tel qu'il a été modifié ou complété par le decret 2.00.166 du 10/05/2000, Bo:4796)"), are subject to last-minute changes (2019-08-02, 2019-06-03, 2017-11-18, 2017-09-20, 2017-08-23 and 2015-10-14), though often not (2019-10-28, 2018-11-10, 2016-11-30, 2016-10-01 and 2016-09-03), and a differential between the non-working public holidays in Morocco for the private sector, and the non-working public holidays in Morocco for the public sector.

For the moment, no mention has been made of the possible addition of January 13, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Morocco, on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year, as had been hinted 2 years ago by the spokesperson for the Government of Morocco, El Othmani Mustapha Khalfi (2018-01-05) following neighboring Algeria's addition of the Amazigh (aka. Berber) New Year as a new annual public holiday in Algeria (2017-12-27), though on January 12.



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