Morocco: Festivities, ceremonies planned to mark Throne Day postponed in view of pandemic
The Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced this Friday in a statement that taking into consideration the continuation of preventive measures imposed by the evolution of the health situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone all activities, festivities and ceremonies planned on the occasion of Throne Day, celebrated on July 30.
This year’s Throne Day marks the 23rd Anniversary of the accession of King Mohammed VI to the Throne.
The statement added that it has been decided to postpone the reception ceremony chaired by the King on this occasion, the oath-taking ceremony of the graduating officers of the different military, paramilitary and civil schools and institutes, as well as the ceremony of allegiance to the Commander of the Faithful.
All the parades and events attended by a large number of citizens have also been postponed.
King Mohammed VI will deliver a speech to be aired nationwide on the occasion of Throne Day.
The Throne Celebration in Morocco, commemorating the day of the King’s accession to the throne, is a national occasion celebrated on July 30 of each year. It is usually punctuated by several official and popular celebrations.