Sixty-three years ago today, Morocco freed itself from French colonial rule, yet, it has become a day almost forgotten in the north African country. Officially gaining independence from the French protectorate on March 2, 1956, Morocco brought an end to the Fes Treaty concluded on March 30, 1912.
During the reign of Mohammed V, the Independence Day was celebrated on that date until Hassan II ascended the throne and changed it to November 18. This is to commemorate the return of the royal family from exile in 1955 who would later negotiate for independence.
Decades after, Morocco, despite its religious inclination as an Islamic country, is blessed with a rich culture which is a blend of Arab, Berber, European and African influences.
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The North African country has also placed a high premium on tourism as a strategic industry for the growth and sustainability of its economy. It was recently listed as the most preferred destination for tourists in North Africa.
If you are excited about experiencing Morocco’s rich history and diverse cultures firsthand, the following historical sites will definitely fascinate you.