Lifestyle and cultural traditions in Morocco
Morocco is a crossroads between Europe and Africa, bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and open to the immensity of the Atlantic. It is the “country of the distant west”, a destination full of contrasts, with two millennia of history and worth discovering.
Morocco is a millenarian country, inheritor of centuries of tradition. However, in the Kingdom there is nothing predetermined. Their culture is alive and they are embodied day after day by small daily gestures, parties, rituals and customs. Stroll through the towns and villages, through the narrow streets of their old quarters. It allows you to be very close to people and make exchanges with them. Surely some Moroccan invites you to share a green tea with mint: there everything is ceremonious and hospitality reigns.
You can also discover a whole series of customs. Morocco and its inhabitants evolve to the rhythm of the art of living Mediterranean recognized by UNESCO, a set of practices, dishes or symbols that are part of your day to day and that you will love.
The party also predominates in Morocco and is marking the passage of the years. People gather for the famous moussem, religious and festive events. Do not miss the Tan-Tan, especially famous and considered since 2008 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Discover also the Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira.
All these events are a great opportunity for you to get in touch and live with the different cultures that make up the diversity and richness of Morocco.
This is just a general overview of the cultures that still exist in Morocco. Travel the country and discover these small treasures of its intangible heritage.
In these lands where the influences converge, you will discover the vestiges of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations: in the north of the country the Roman ruins of Volubilis rise up; In Rabat, some architectural remains are witnesses of the old French presence.
The treasures of Muslim civilizations are everywhere waiting for you to discover them: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the gardens of the Menara … throughout the country there are examples of the liberality of the dynasties that were happening .