Morocco: Where Old Meets New
Morocco has a rich culture steeped in ancient history, and many tourist activities involve simply ... read more »
Morocco is an African country but, because of its proximity to Europe and occupations by various European countries, Morocco also has a European air. Moroccan culture today is very much reflective of its complex, fascinating past. Before you go, get familiar with the history and local customs. Combine cultural knowledge with advice and information from government sites, so that you'll be prepared for your trip in every possible way.
- If you receive an invitation to someone's home while in Morocco, keep in mind that it is customary to bring a small gift. It is also customary to take your shoes off when entering a home. The Web sites highlighted in the sections below offer more cultural insights for you to keep in mind during your travels.
- In some places in Morocco, particularly in smaller villages, there are considerations for women regarding dress. You can find more information in the customs- and culture-related sites below.
- Because Morocco is an Islamic country, traveling there during Ramadan (the ninth month of the Muslim calendar) can be a unique experience. Most restaurants and stores close during the day, with some reopening after sundown and staying open until later in the evening. If you plan to travel during Ramadan, be sure to do some thorough research on what to expect.
- The U.S. Department of State urges travelers to consult with their medical insurance provider before leaving for Morocco to confirm whether their policy is applicable overseas.
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