Enthronement in Morocco in 2020

Enthronement in Morocco in 2020
King Mohammed VI is pictured on Moroccan banknotes. Image by Ronny K , via Pixabay
  How long until Enthronement?
This holiday next takes place in 314 days.
  Dates of Enthronement in Morocco
2021 Morocco Fri, Jul 30 National Holiday
2020 Morocco Thu, Jul 30 National Holiday
2019 Morocco Tue, Jul 30 National Holiday
2018 Morocco Mon, Jul 30 National Holiday
2017 Morocco Sun, Jul 30 National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates King Mohammed VI's coronation in 1999

When is Enthronement?

Enthronement is a national holiday in Morocco on July 30th each year.

Also known as Throne Day, this day marks the King's accession to the throne on this day in 1999.

History of Enthronement

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, son of the late King H.M. Hassan II, was born on August 21st 1963, in Rabat.

Following the death of his father on July 23rd 1999, King Mohammed VI officially took the throne in accordance with Article 20 of the kingdom’s Constitution on Friday July 30th 1999.

This date then became Throne Day to be celebrated with a public holiday each year.

The Enthronement took place in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Rabat. After the ceremony, the new king solemnly performed the Friday prayer and pronounced His first Speech of the Throne.

King Mohammed VI is the 23rd king of the Alaouite Dynasty, which has ruled Morocco since 1631.

Although Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament, the King still maintains holds extensive executive and legislative powers. Used rarely, the king has the power to issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law.

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