Morocco is the only Islamic country with women’s rights enshrined in the constitution.
Even though Morocco is in Africa, it’s only eight miles away from Europe. However, there are no camels in Morocco only dromedaries.
Mint tea is their national drink, and jellaba is their national dress.
Morocco is in North Africa, with a population of 36 million people. Its capital is Rabat, and the currency is Moroccan dirham. The official languages used in Morocco are Standard Arabic and Tamazight.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Proclamation of Independence (Jan 11)
- Yennayer / Amazigh New Year (Jan 12-13)
- Almond Blossom Festival (Date varies)
- International Nomads Festival (Mar 19-21)
- Labour Day (May 1)
- Eid al-Fitr (Date varies)
- Throne Day (July 30)
- Oued Ed-Dahab Day (Aug 14)
- Revolution Day (Aug 20)
- Green March Day (Nov 6)
It has nine world heritage sites including:
- Archaeological Site of Volubilis
- Historic City of Meknes
- Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
- Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
- Medina of Fez
It also has two national parks:
Want to learn more? Check out Morocco’s tourism website.