Independence Day - Rabat Sale Zemmour Zaer, Rabat
All Day, Wednesday, 18 November 2009
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Where: City Center, Rabat, Rabat Sale Zemmour Zaer
This joyous annual occasion commemorates the return of King Mohammed V from exile in 1956, whereupon he proclaimed Morocco's independence. Independence Day, which is also regarded as the National Day of Morocco, is celebrated on 18 November, but Independence Celebrations take place on four other occasions during the year, with 11 January being the Proclamation of Independence and also a public holiday.
Independence Day celebrations are marked by a speech by the King and an impressive parade through the streets of Rabat by the Royal Armed Forces. The main activities of the celebration take place on the parade ground directly in front of the palace in the center of Rabat.