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    November 6th - Celebrating The Green March in Morocco

    The Green March in Morocco Moroccans will enjoy a public holiday on the 6th of November, 2016, as they commemorate an event known as “The Green March”. The Green March was a monumental effort that liberated the Moroccan southern provinces from the yoke of Spanish occupation. What Is The Green March? [caption id="attachment_3756" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The Green March"][/caption] The Green March was a strategic mass demonstration in November 1975, coordinated by the Moroccan government. During this march 350,000 Moroccans converged on the city of Tarfaya in southern Morocco and waited for a signal from King Hassan II to cross into Western Sahara. They brandished Moroccan flags, U.S.A. flags, Saudi Arabia flags & Jordan flags; banners calling for the "return of the Moroccan Sahara." The color green for the march's name was intended as a symbol of Islam. The Green March is considered an important symbol of Moroccan nationalism and liberation from colonialism. Interesting Facts About Morocco: - Morocco's flag features a 5-pointed green star against a red background. - The national dish of Morocco is "couscous". It is just steamed wheat served with vegetables, fish or meat, and a souplike sauce. - Morocco is the 12th richest country in Africa. - The University in Fes, founded in 859 AD, claims to be the oldest university in the world. Find out more about African history and holidays on our African Holidays page. To find a huge selection of African products at affordable prices, just check out the links below! Click here to find out HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS selling African products!
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