Morocco has been around for thousands of years and has inherited centuries of tradition. And yet this kingdom is not the least bit frozen in time. It has a vibrant culture that is expressed each day in the little details that make up daily routines and habits, as well as in celebrations and rituals. Spend some time here and soak up Morocco’s irresistible lifestyle.
The best approach is to walk through her cities and villages and experience the narrow alleys of ancient neighborhoods. This brings you close to the people: talk to them! They are certain to invite you to have a cup of Moroccan tea, a time-honored ritual of hospitality and ceremony.
You should also experience day-to-day life. Morocco and its inhabitants espouse an enviable Mediterranean lifestyle that has been recognized by UNESCO. This lifestyle comprises practices, foods and symbols that bring pleasure to every day and are sure to captivate you as well.
The kingdom loves its celebrations, which punctuate the calendar. One of the types of events that bring Moroccans together are its famous moussems, festive religious events. Do not miss the Tan-Tan moussem, which is especially well known and has been listed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage register since 2008. The EssaouiraGnaouas festival is also highly recommended. These gatherings are opportunities for you to interact with and immerse yourself in the different cultures that make Morocco such a rich, diverse country.
This is but a glimpse of the myriad cultures that still thrive in Morocco. Work your way across the country and get to know these treasures of Morocco’s intangible cultural heritage.
Whether you pick a traditional or modern experience, a night on the town in Morocco will make your trip unforgettable.
The major cities of Morocco have a rich nightlife. Cafés and clubs throb with music and conversation all night long with sounds from around the world. There is something for every taste and every mood. In Marrakesh, it isn’t unusual to run into international stars and celebrities. The kingdom’s casinos are also worth a look. There are excellent venues in the Red City, Agadir, Tangier and Mazagan to indulge your taste for games of chance.
Would you prefer a more mellow evening? If so, sample the country’s many restaurants, where the world-renowned cuisine of Morocco will delight your taste buds. Local dishes on the coast and further inland will take you on a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure.
You should consider participating in a traditional Moroccan celebration for a chance to combine the pleasures of fine food, dancing and singing. These evenings will reveal to you some of the cultural facets that make Morocco so rich. Choose between Arabic-Andalusian or Berber folk customs.
To ensure your vacation is time well spent, come to Morocco, a kingdom that is continuously pulsing with life. Its welcoming people are always up for a party and the sounds of celebration ring through their homes and streets.