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Friday, 29 April 2016 12:00 AM

Rose Festival, Morocco

The small town of Kalaat M’Gouna is well known for its annual Rose Festival which takes place on May 12th 2016.

The town is famous – nationally and internationally – for its high quality roses and for its annual Rose Festival.

What is it?

The Rose Festival is traditionally held in Kelâat M’gouna, where the people of the region celebrate the arrival of roses to the Imgoun and Dades Valleys. It is one of the oldest festivals in Morocco, and has been celebrated for over half a century. This year will mark the 54th edition.

The festival aims to promote social and economic development for the local constituencies, as well as contribute to the development of the tourism industry of the area.

Many events take place at the annual festival, including performances by folk groups, horse shows and the Miss Rose contest. Other organized events include sporting activities, showcasing of local customs and traditions of the region, performances in fantasia, as well as concerts from both well-known Moroccan artists and local folkloric groups from the Kelâat M’gouna regions.

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