Marrakech, also known as the red city, attracts holidaymakers from all over the world, not only for its exotic charm but also and especially for its many cultural events. Do you want to make the most of your stay in Marrakech? Focus on the main events that will undoubtedly fill your passion for the party.
The majority of important events taking place in Marrakech certainly revolve around music. Among the most famous musical festivals, one can without hesitation mention the Sun National Youth Festival, held in mid-June, which brings together young party-goers of the city every year. In September, it is the Moon Fest, organised in Lalla Takerkoust EL Haouz, which does honour to the music of the world. Dance will also be on the program during the month of September. At the International Festival of Salsa, which lasts 4 days, dance lovers will indeed like to learn a few dance steps at the Palmeraie of Marrakech. If you stop in Marrakech around March, do not miss the 5th edition of the Jazz Festival, the Madjazz Festival Marrakech.
As for the art lovers, Marrakech is obviously one of the cities opening its doors to all the forms of art coming from the whole world. In March, for example, Marrakech immerses itself in a poetic universe through the Spring of Poetry, an annual event during which all kinds of activities such as film screenings, exhibitions, animations, reading sessions are held. Speaking about film projection, the international film festival also remains an event not to be missed. Organised in December, and since 2001, this one has become the inescapable rendezvous of the cinephiles of the Maghreb. It will be an opportunity to discover a part of Moroccan culture.
The Moroccan culture is also discovered through the various traditional events organised each year in Marrakech. The best known traditional festival is Eid el-Kebir. This event, which combines religious rituals and social events, is certainly one of the most important festivities in Marrakech. Also known as the Sheep Festival, this ceremonial event, held 70 days after Ramadan, is about sacrificing a sheep or a goat in order to get closer to God. The families then gather around a large table where the sacrificed sheep will be served in order to strengthen the bonds.