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Ramadan

Time Zone Morocco

Morocco is in the same time zone as the U.K. (UTC / GMT), but does not have daylight saving adjustments so is 1 hour behind BST.

Ramadan

While Muhammad was alone near Mecca the Angel Gabriel told him to read, which he could not do. Over the next ten days the angel taught Muhammed ten verses and these became known as the Holy Qur'an.

This occured during the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, and is called Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is marked by a three day period of special prayers, feasts, sweets and gift-giving called Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Muslim year of twelve lunar months is twelve days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, so Ramadan occurs earlier in each Gregorian year.

Ramadan In Morocco

In broad terms, Ramadan hardly affects tourists. The only changes you will notice are that offices and banks change their hours slightly and some shops close earlier for the staff to get home and eat their evening meal at sunset. Otherwise, shops and sights that you may want to visit are open as normal. Food and drink (alcoholic or otherwise) is available throughout daylight hours in hotels and tourist restaurants. As a matter of respect, you should not walk in the streets eating or drinking and if you are in a shop, you should try not to smoke. In many ways, Ramadan is a good time to visit a Muslim country as it is less crowded and less busy and some hotels reduce their rates during Ramadan.

  • 2003: October 26 - November 24
  • 2004: October 15 - November 12
  • 2005: October 4 - November 2
  • 2006: September 23 - October 22
  • 2007: September 12 - October 11

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