City of Alexandria to Host Moroccan Days Festival

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City of Alexandria to Host Moroccan Days Festival

For immediate release: April 22, 2015

The City of Alexandria will host the Moroccan Days cultural festival April 26 through April 29, at Market Square, 301 King Street. Admission is free.

The Festival will showcase the rich cultural and artistic traditions of Morocco. An opening ceremony on Monday, April 27, at noon will feature remarks by Mayor William D. Euille, and Morocco’s Minister of Handicrafts & Social and Solidarity-based Economy Fatima Marouan.

Morocco’s handicraft marketplaces–a mix of Amazigh, Sephardic, European, Arab-Islamic and African cultures—have become melting pots of diverse artistic influences. Selling handicraft goods has become a major economic force in the country, with more than 2.3 million artisans generating eight percent of the country’s total gross domestic product. The sector creates sustainable jobs that benefit many families in urban centers, as well as in rural areas where work opportunities are in short supply.

For more information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit For media inquiries, contact Cheryl Lawrence at, or 703.746.5419.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5419, Virginia Relay 711, or e-mail prior to the event.


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