Most of us are having a keen curiosity to know the everyday living style of the people who belong to the country to which we had or will have our wonderful experiences as a tourist. We all want to know that what exactly Moroccan people life is, how they live. This article reflects the daily lifestyle of their local people, their culture, their history, their traditional foods, social life, dressing style, climate each and every aspect.
Get ready to read the interesting facts about the Moroccan people, we bet you after reading this article, you couldn’t control yourself to again plan your private and custom tours to Morocco.
People in Morocco are of Arab and Berber tradition. Their religion is Islam, and you will see here the major influence of Islam especially during Ramadan.
Morocco is 446,550 km wide. People there live in urban areas and in the south and east of the atlantic ocean. If we talk about the approximate calculation, then approx 50% of the population of Berber culture live in urban areas, which is known as Atlantic Morocco, rich with coastal plains and half of the population live in the south and east direction of Atlantic Morocco. So almost 99% of the population is the mixture of Arab and Berber tradition and follows the Islamic region. Only 1% of the population is Christian.
Arabic and Berber are the two official languages of Morocco. The Arabic language is mainly taught in the local schools of Morocco. The French language is the most popular language especially spoken in the corporate world. The Spanish language is spoken by the people of northern Morocco.
If we talk about climate, it is considerably hot in summers and quite rainy in winters. But on the coast, you can still relax with cool breezes even in summers also. Temperature is between 10 to 20 degree Celsius in winters and is 30 to 35 degree Celsius in summers. So you will surely enjoy your private and custom tours to Morocco because here you will see a balanced climate.
If you visit there, you can see everyone has worn the almost same type of cloth, a long simple gown with loose fitting. This cloth is known as “djellaba”. This dress is worn by both men and women. Which covers the whole body and preferred by almost every Moroccan because of its comfort ability.
Men especially wear this garment on their special occasions with their usual red cap whereas women wear djellaba mostly when they are outside their houses and they must wear the scarf on their head to cover themselves fully. Djellabas are available in almost every garment shop of the Moroccan street markets for both casual as well as party occasions.
The next dress is “Kaftan”, this dress is for women only and resembles as djellaba, but the only difference is that it is quite fancy. You can see the beautiful buttons on it with a proper traditional look. Women also wear the decorative belt around their waist. It is not daily wearing, this dress is mostly preferred to wear in special occasions like party, any get together, wedding functions and also it is the most common dress for brides. In short, clothing style in Morocco is quite conservative, because women there are not allowed to wear uncovered clothes because of their Islamic religion because it is clearly mentioned in “Koran” that djellaba must be worn by every muslim woman. Kaftan is same as djellaba but is quite decorative so women mainly wear it on special occasions they don’t wear outside regularly. Also, the local people of Morocco don’t expect from any tourist to wear these types of clothes but we suggest you to mostly wear covered clothes when plan to travel around Morocco.
If we talk about their social life, there is nothing much to explain. People mostly there are home centered. The speciality of their local people is that they are very friendly with the tourists which they see every day outside in streets, restaurants and historic places. Some of the local people also warmly welcome these tourists at their homes for the meal. If we talk about the overall society, it is very conservative in terms of clothing especially for women, but is very religious and peaceful, because of its progressive nature in terms of economy, and politics, this country is one of the best choices for every tourist. There is a major rule in this country that things like extra marital affairs and homosexuality are strictly prohibited in the law of Moroccan culture. Even unmarried Moroccan couples living in a house are also not allowed in this country, but this rule doesn’t go for foreign travelers who are having private Morocco travel tours.
Maximum of the population is muslim in this country. This is a must for every single person to follow and respect the customs of their culture. The population of Morocco is very religious as they pray five times a day, their prayer timings depend upon the movement of the sun. First, they pray in the early morning, then noon, then afternoon, evening and then at night. Shops and restaurants mostly remain closed on Fridays as this is the particular day when their weekly prayer takes place. During Ramadan, the holiest month when every muslim person performs fast from food, water, smoke, alcohol, and every thing. Evenings are worth watching there during Ramadan. You can hear the people praying in the mosques. This time shows the perfect example of their religious nature.
Many of us know that couscous is the national dish of Morocco. Its ingredients include cloves, ginger, onions, tomato, mint, oregano, chicken, etc, it is like pasta served with or without meat. This dish is prepared by Moroccans on every Friday and they enjoy having it after their prayer. Harira is another commonly eaten dish there, especially people have it during Ramadan at the end of the day to break their fast. The most commonly used spices there are ginger, tomato, onions, eggplants, turmeric, cumin, saffron, and paprika. And their mint tea is famous all over the world. You can see this drink in every house and stalls in Morocco.
The literacy rate is a total of 67% in which men’s education rate is higher than women in the country. The situation of some women is very bad in terms of education, they can’t even read or write properly. But the government of Morocco is now improving this system and has strictly declared that education till the age of 14 is mandatory.
Hope this article is successful in providing the relevant information regarding the lifestyle of Moroccan people. But it is still not sufficient until you have a visit there and deeply see and analyze their culture by your own. Morocco is a beautiful destination to visit, so don’t miss the chance to have private Morocco travel tours.