Moroccan king halts birthday celebration across Morocco
CASABLANCA - Moroccan King Mohammed VI ordered that the celebration of his birthday no longer take place across different regions of the North African country, according to a statement released by the Royal Palace.
The birthday of the king, who will turn 56 years old on August 21, will no longer be celebrated across Morocco from this year.
“The Ministry of the Royal House, Protocol and Chancellery announces that His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, has given the order to no longer organise, from this year, the official ceremony of celebration of the birthday of the Sovereign at the Royal Palace, which takes place on August 21st of each year,” said the statement.
The decision came two months after King Mohammed ordered the festivities of the 20th anniversary of his accession to the throne, would take place according to customary customs and traditions and without additional or special celebrations.
The throne anniversary was celebrated on July 30 and 31 in northern Morocco.