Do you want to experience the spirit of Ramadan in Morocco? Then yes, like other countries, the preparations and hospitality are clearly evident in Ramadan. With the dawn prayer, right after Fajr signals to begin fasting is heard in the almost entire city. Ramadan is the Holy month in the Islamic calendar. It is the 9th month but Ramadan actually moves 11 days earlier every year because of Gregorian and Lunar calendars differences. The 2019 Ramadan will be in the month of May and July. In Morocco, fast is surely long because of hot and sweltering afternoons. So if you are a resident of Morocco, we assure that you won’t miss the fast with our Morocco Ramadan timetable 2019.
Morocco Ramadan Timetable 2019
Morocco Ramadan Timetable 2019 is mentioned below along with Morocco Sehr and Iftar time. So do not miss your fast this year. Set your alarms right away.
MOROCCO RAMADAN CALENDAR 2019
(SEHR-O-IFTAR TIME – اوقات سحر و افطار)
|1||Mon 06 May||05:13 AM||8:53 PM|
|2||Tues 07 May||05:12 AM||8:54 PM|
|3||Wed 08 May||05:10 AM||8:55 PM|
|4||Thu 09 May||05:08 AM||8:56 PM|
|5||Fri 10 May||05:07 AM||8:57 PM|
|6||Sat 11 May||05:05 AM||8:58 PM|
|7||Sun 12 May||05:04 AM||8:59 PM|
|8||Mon 13 May||05:03 AM||9:00 PM|
|9||Tue 14 May||05:01 AM||9:01 PM|
|10||Wed 15 May||05:00 AM||9:02 PM|
|11||Thu 16 May||04:59 AM||9:03 PM|
|12||Fri 17 May||04:57 AM||9:04 PM|
|13||Sat 18 May||04:56 AM||9:04 PM|
|14||Sun 19 May||04:55 AM||9:05 PM|
|15||Mon 20 May||04:53 AM||9:06 PM|
|16||Tue 21 May||04:52 AM||9:07 PM|
|17||Wed 22 May||04:51 AM||9:08 PM|
|18||Thu 23 May||04:50 AM||9:09 PM|
|19||Fri 24 May||04:49 AM||9:10 PM|
|20||Sat 25 May||04:48 AM||9:11 PM|
|21||Sun 26 May||04:47 AM||9:12 PM|
|22||Mon 27 May||04:46 AM||9:13 PM|
|23||Tue 28 May||04:45 AM||9:13 PM|
|24||Wed 29 May||04:44 AM||9:14 PM|
|25||Thu 30 May||04:43 AM||9:15 PM|
|26||Fri 31 May||04:42 AM||9:16 PM|
|27||Sat 01 June||04:42 AM||9:16 PM|
|28||Sun 02 June||04:41 AM||9:17 PM|
|29||Mon 03 June||04:40 AM||9:18 PM|
|30||Tue 04 June||04:40 AM||9:19 PM|
Fasting in Morocco
Muslims need to observe fast during Ramadan known as SAWM that is entailed from dawn to dusk. An individual needs to abstain himself from smoking, liquids, foods, or even from sexual relation. Fast is indeed a time for reflection of oneself and the Holy month is for charity, atonement, and only prayer. It is the only month when all rewards are multiplied for good deeds.
Ramadan activity in Morocco
Fast is observed during the daylight time and is broken with dates or sweets. All of the non-tourists eating places remain closed till dusk. Non-Muslim tourists need to respect local and Islamic customs. They just need to restrain from consuming water and food in public places mainly during day time. It is advised to avoid smoking as well. Yes, everyone can visit Morocco during the Holy month of Ramadan but it might be possible that service in different places may not be up to the standards especially during the fast timings.
- All of the non-tourist places remain closed till dusk.
- Sights and museums will also close early.
- Shops will open late in mornings and close early.
- Alcohol may not be available in hotels and restaurants.
Ramzan Food Preparations in Morocco
Iftaar is termed as FTOUR in Morocco and the same word is used for breakfast. Sweets, juices, milk, dates and sugary items fulfill the surge after an entire day with a fast. A heart lentil is known as HARIRA, and a tomato soup helps to satisfy hunger and also provides energy to the human body. Fried fish, savory or sweet filled pastries, hard-boiled eggs, flatbreads, and even pancakes are enjoyed during iftaar time.
CHEBEKIA and SELLOU are traditional sweets which are prepared for the entire month while other new recipes are tried and made during Ramadan as well. Hence, large family gatherings, community gatherings and even in extended family feasts tagine is prepared and served with crusty bread known as KHOBZ, mint tea, and fresh fruit.
Changes experienced during Ramadan
During the month of Ramadan, most of the restaurants and shops remain closed and all of the opening and closing hours are revised. All banks, national monuments, and even parks timings are changed in Morocco. If you plan to visit Morocco at the beginning of Ramadan month, or at the end of the month, do not forget to change the clocks because time will get backward at the beginning and forward at the end with a change of one hour.
During the fast timings or from 7 PM to 9 PM it is better not to expect a lot from the citizens of Morocco because people prefer to break their fast at home and offer final prayers as well. Afterward, all shops and restaurants will open and attract tourists or visitors, especially in summer. People do stay awake late and have dinner at midnight or around 11 PM.
Hence, nights or days will get flipped but your trip will be leisurely in Morocco.
Ramadan in Morocco brings unique yet amazing challenging know-how to all visitors. It offers great cultural as well as a learning practice for all visitors and tourists which is indeed difficult to imitate. Hence, your experience or Ramadan in Morocco offers a great cultural experience which enables you to enjoy Ramadan with the flow and makes fasting a great time to enjoy.