Feast of the Throne is a holiday that’s observed on the 30th of July in Morocco every year and is a day on which the Moroccan king’s ascension to the throne is honored and celebrated. Also known simply as Throne Day, this holiday has been celebrated since the 1930s to recognize the ascension of Mohammed V of Morocco in 1927.
This holiday is enjoyed with a lot of festivities and a lot of fun. Another thing that occurs on this day is that the King usually addresses the nation, and this speech is known as the Throne Speech. This is a requirement of Morocco’s constitution thanks to Article 52. In that article, the King has to address not only the nation but also parliament to make the Throne Speech binding to the nation.
The History Of Feast Of The Throne
In 1927, Mohammed V of Morocco ascended to the throne in 1927 and the first celebration of Feast of the Throne was observed in 1933 in his honor. It’s a holiday that’s since been celebrated every year. At first, it was celebrated on November 18th each year, but then the date was moved to March 3rd during the rule of King Hassan II. In 1999, King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne, and the holiday was then moved to July 30th. When the next king ascends the throne, the holiday is likely to be moved once again.
Observing The Feast Of The Throne
A variety of events take place on the Feast of the Throne. All throughout Morocco, there are cavalcades, processions, and other festivities. There is also a fireworks display on this day.
Another common activity on this holiday is the practice of Bey’a-a symbolic swearing of allegiance to the Moroccan King. There is also a large party of the Royal Palace that is attended by those closest to the King.
When is Feast Of The Throne?
|This year (2022)||July 30 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||July 30 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||July 30 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|