– Marrakech will celebrate the Islamic New Year festival in March 2011
12/23/2010 reveals that Muslims living in Marakech will come together to celebrate Fatih Mouharam and pay their respects by way of prayer to the Prophet Muhammad

Online PR News – 23-December-2010 – – Fatih Mouharam is celebrated on the first day of the month of Mouharam and represents the Islamic New Year. It will take place on 1 March 2011.

Muslims worship the Prophet Muhammad, who they believe emigrated from Mecca to Medina in order to avoid being persecuted. His journey took a total of eight days and in to pay their respects to the prophet, Muslims recite the tales of the battle they call Hijra, which took place in 622 CE. After fleeing from Mecca prophet Muhammad set up the first community of Islam and set the ‘Constitution of Medina’ which is a list of the rights and responsibilities of the Muslim people.

There are no parties, as in many cultures, but instead Muslims visit the mosque and read daily from the Quran and many fast during the first ten days of the month. Muslims believe that Prophet Musa was victorious against Pharaoh on the tenth day of Mouharam, which they call the Day of Ashura.

Visitors to Morocco during this religious holiday are likely to stay in a hotel in Marrakech where they will be close to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: “The first day of Mouraham is especially significant to the Islamic community and the stunning Koutoubia Mosque is a must-visit for anyone wishing to observe the traditional Muslim celebrations. Visitors should check online to guarantee a good deal on a hotel.”