There are 15 public holidays in Morocco in 2023, six of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Independence Manifesto Day
Independence Manifesto Day is a public holiday in Morocco on January 11, 2023. The holiday commemorates when the public proclamation demanding an end to colonialism and the reinstatement of Morocco's independence was signed on January 11, 1944.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts two days from April 22 to April 23, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts two days from June 29 to June 30, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.
Throne Day is a public holiday in Morocco observed on July 30, 2023. The holiday commemorates when King Mohammed VI of Morocco was enthroned in 1999.
Oued Ed-Dahab Day
Oued Ed-Dahab Day is a public holiday in Morocco, observed on August 14, 2023. Oued Ed-Dahab is a region of Morocco located in the southern part of the country. The holiday commemorates when the province of Oued Ed-Dahab swore its allegiance to King Hassan II on August 14, 1979.
Revolution Day, observed on August 20, 2023, commemorates the day when King Mohammed V was forced into exile to Corsica by the French colonial power, also the Moroccan people's efforts against French colonial rule.
Youth Day, observed on August 21, 2023, commemorates the Moroccan people's efforts against French colonial rule in achieving independence, especially Morocco's youth.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.
Green March Day
Green March Day is a public holiday in Morocco on November 6, 2023. Green March was a mass demonstration in November 1975 when 350,000 unarmed Moroccans marched into the disputed Western Sahara territory.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Morocco, observed on November 18, 2023. The holiday marks the anniversary of Morocco's independence and commemorates the return of King Mohammed V to Morocco.
The following is the list of public holidays in Morocco in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Manifesto Day||Jan 11, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jul 19, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Throne Day||Jul 30, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Oued Ed-Dahab Day||Aug 14, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution Day||Aug 20, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Youth Day||Aug 21, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Green March Day||Nov 06, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 18, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Morocco in 2023.