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20 things to know about Morocco

Morocco is a country of traditions. Here modernity is always combined with the past. Lifestyles and social organization remain intimately linked to habits and customs. For tourists, a change of scenery is always there. When you enter the old town, another world opens up. Very modestly, here are some of the things you will need to know about Morocco before losing yourself in the narrow streets of Medina.

1- Mint tea is consumed at any time of the day. It is always offered with a good heart. Don't refuse it!

2- Tangia is a typical dish of Moroccan cuisine and only in Marrakech, prepared only by men. Craftsmen or salespeople, they prepare this dish the day before rest to consume it as part of an outing in nature known as "N’zaha"

3- Couscous is the national dish. It is customary to serve it, especially on Friday at lunch.

4- Moroccan soup is the main course during Ramadan.

5- Tips are traditional in cafes.

6- In society, it is advisable to avoid talking about politics, the King, and sex.

7- If you are invited to someone's house, it is customary to take off your shoes. You never enter the room with your shoes on.

8- Fez is one of the oldest cities in Morocco. She saw the birth of the great families of the country.

9- Inch Allah (“God willing”) is said to leave it to fate in a given situation.

10- In the narrow alleys of the souks, if you are told "BALAK", step aside and let pass.

11- The color of mourning in Morocco is white. Widows wear white for 4 months and 10 days.

12- The traditional costume in Morocco is the Djellaba.

13- The hammam which means in Arabic "hot water" remains a religious ritual but it is also a healthy habit that remains deeply rooted in everyday life. It is customary to go there once a week.

14- Moroccans are known for their generosity and hospitality, usually disinterested. Receive them with a good heart.

15- French is the third language in Morocco after Arabic and Tamazight.

16- The elderly represent wisdom and experience. They are highly respected.

17- In Morocco, baptism takes place on the 7th day after the birth of the baby.

18- The most famous square in Morocco is the famous Jamea el Fna square in Marrakech.

19- A riad is a traditional house built around a central patio with trees.

20- The national football team is named after the Atlas Lions.

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