- 1 New Years day, banks and offices closed
- 11 Manifesto for Independence, banks and offices closed
- 25 Marrakech International Marathon and Half-Marathon



- Almond Tree Blossom Festival in Tafraoute



- National Festval of Amazigh Culure - Fes



- Jazzablanca, Jazz Festival in Casablanca
- Marrakech Atlas Etape cycling event
- Alizes chamber music festival Essaouira



- 1 Labour Day, banks and offices closed
- 12 - 15 Gnoua and World Music Festivla in Essaouira
- Rose Festival in El Kelaa M’Gouna
- Wax Lantern Festival in Sale



- Symphony of the Desert in Ouarzazate
- World Sacred Music in Fez
-  Cherry Festival in Sefrou
- Festival of Popular Arts Marrakech
- Ramadan, month-long daytime fasting throughout Marrakech, food in abundance after sunset, starting about 9 June 2016, throughout the city. Take a traditional ftour at sundown to break the fast. The exact dates are not known until the new moon is sighted.



- Marrakech National Festival of Popular Arts, two weeks in July, el Badi Palace and Marrakech
- Camel Festival in Guelmin
- Festival de Casablanca, musical festival
- Lailatul Qadar, night of long prayers about 2 July 2015
- around 9 July 2016 Eid al-Fitr, end of Ramadan, street celebrations, throughout the city, banks offices and most shops closed.
- 30 Festival of the Throne, banks and offices closed



- Setti Fatma, local moussem religious festival, Setti Fatma near Marrakech
- 14 Allegiance of Oued Edtahab, banks and offices closed
- Asilah Cultural Festival
- 20 Revolution of the King and the People, banks and offices closed
- 21 Kings Birthday, Festival of Youth, banks and offices closed
- Imilchil, colourful marriage festival of the Aït Haddidou tribe, August or September, Imilchil in the Atlas mountains east of Marrakech



- Marrakech Folk Music Festival, local folk music festival, mid-September, venues throughout the city
- Horse festival in Tissa (near Fes)
- Around 15 September 2016, two days, exact date variable, Eid el Kebir, feast of Abraham's sacrifice. Banks offices and some shops closed. Please see the archives of the News from the Riad flash. If you are committed to being in Marrakech at this time we can help you make the most of your stay.



- Dates Festival in Erfoud
- around 3 October 2016, Islamic New Year, banks and offices closed
- Around 13 October 2016 Ashurra, celebrated in Marrakech as a Festival of Light and Music, drumming groups from each neighbourhood practice for up to 2 weeks before.



- 6 Green March Day, banks and offices closed
- 18 Independence Day, banks and offices closed



- 4 to 12 Marrakech International Film Festival
- Olive festival Fe

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