If you find yourself visiting Morocco between May 26th and June 26, 2017, you will notice a different atmosphere. During this holy month, the city comes to life after dark and remains calm and quiet during day hours.
To help you experience the Moroccan culture during Ramadan, we offer specialist workshops and classes. There may be some changes to our favourite culinary activities.
Special Ramadan Activities include:
F’tour, or breaking the fast meal, with a local family
Traditionally the day time for a Moroccan Woman during Ramadan involves significant preparation of the first meal after a day of fasting. This meal to break the fast is called ‘F’tour’. A unique table setting is prepared, with a variety of Moroccan bread, fruits, dates, milk, juice, harira soup, Moroccan sweets, eggs, tagines, fish, bessara (fava bean soup) along with tea and coffee. The spread of food varies widely depending on the region of Morocco. You can experience this sacred meal with a local Fassi family throughout the table setting process, with the call of prayer signifying the beginning of breakfast, beginning with dates and milk before progressing into the feast.
Tasting Trails by Night
After the f’tour, the Medina will come to life. With a foodie expert, you will wind the streets of the souks in a casual walk to introduce you to the street cuisine tasting along the way. You will visit different food souks allowing the chance to try traditional Moroccan street food including dried meats, Malawi, Harsha, Briwats, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, snail soup, stuffed camel spleen, olives and more. This tour will be significantly focused on the traditional foods of Ramadan and will the perfect way to experience the local culture and atmosphere during this unique month.
Photography by Night
Capture the life of the Fez Medina after dark. You will tour with a local photographer to assist you during this workshop. This activity will take you to hidden streets to witness the everyday life of the Medina with ease.
Clock Cooking School
The famous Cafe Clock will be offering cooking classes as per usual throughout Ramadan. This is one of the limited ways to experience Moroccan food during Ramadan.
Our regular Medina tours, both full and half days, will be available during Ramadan. Fez by Night tours will be subject to availability.