Morocco: Postponement of Throne Day Festival

The Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced this Tuesday that all activities and festivities marking the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI have been postponed.

Here is the full statement:

“The Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announces that it has been decided to postpone all activities, festivities and ceremonies, planned for the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the accession of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, to the Throne of His Glorious Ancestors. This decision was taken in view of the preventive measures taken within the framework of the state of health emergency, declared to fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”

Accordingly, the following events were postponed: the reception ceremony presided over by HM the King on this glorious occasion, the swearing-in ceremony of the laureate officers of the various military, paramilitary and civil schools and institutes, the ceremony of allegiance to Amir Al-Mininin, may God bless him, the Torchlight Retreat organized by the Royal Guard, as well as all the ceremonial processions and events attended by a large number of citizens.

His Majesty the King, may God bless him, will address a speech to His faithful people. His speech will be broadcast on radio and television on July 29 at 9 p.m. His Majesty will also symbolically preside over a reception on July 30, 2020.

May God grant long life to His Majesty the King and keep him for the sake of his faithful people. May God bless the Sovereign in the name of his Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and all the members of the illustrious Royal Family.

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