– Morocco's Rabat Hosts Anniversary Celebration Day for Public Holiday

From: DirectRooms
Published: Thu Aug 04 2011

The national holiday of Marche Verte - which in English translates to 'Green March' - takes the form of a public holiday commemorating the original Green March which took place in November of 1975. The original Green March was an uprising of the people which sought to force the Spanish occupying force to hand back Western Sahara territories to Morocco.

The day itself is celebrated on 6th November and like many of the popular holidays and events in Morocco involves lots of food, dancing and live music in the streets of Rabat. Visitors should note that there are many of the local amenities and facilities closed on Morocco's public holidays, meaning no banks and post offices will be open.

Rabat regularly attracts thousands of tourists every year who flock to the culturally rich city to enjoy great historic attractions such as the Kasbah of the Oudaias or the Old Medina, Rabat's thriving and famous market place. Another popular place to visit for tourists is Chellah, one of the most historic sites in all of Africa.

Hotels in Rabat can look forward to a spell of increased business as both Moroccan natives and tourists from overseas make for the city's accommodation.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at says: "Marche Verte day in Rabat is one of those days which sees revelers from all over Morocco head into town as well as tourists from all over the rest of the world. This makes advance accommodation booking an absolute must."


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