Religious in Setti Fatma

Setti Fatma Moussem

Locals call the four-day festival of Setti Fatma one of the most important in all of Morocco. Though the central shrine itself is off-limits to non-Muslims, the whole event is just as much county fair as religious c…
Religious in Demnate

Hamdouchi Moussem

Demnate has two zawiyas (Islamic religious shrines), making the annual Hamdouchi Moussem in September twice as raucous. Pilgrims visiting each zawiya dance to a different rhythm in an all-day music festival in the t…
Sports in Toubkal National Park

Toubkal Marathon

Runners scamper 42km up and down Jebel Toubkal. For extreme ultramarathoners, the organisers tacked a 106km High Atlas trail onto the marathon, calling it the Toubkal Trail. If you'd like to truly test yourself agai…
Religious in Demnate

Jewish Moussem

Hundreds of Jewish families from Morocco, France, Israel, Canada and the US arrive each July for the Jewish moussem (festival), a week-long mystical event said to offer miracle cures.