Morocco celebrates 55th anniversary of King and People’s Revolution
Rabat, Aug. 19 - Moroccans will celebrate, on Wednesday August 20,
the 55th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, a
landmark in the country’s history that illustrates the heroic
struggle of the Alaouite Throne and Moroccan people against French
On the same day back in 1953, the French colonial authorities
exiled the Alaouite royal family after the Late King Mohammed V -
grandfather of king Mohammed VI- refused to sign decrees consecrating
French domination over Morocco.
This anniversary is an opportunity to look back at the
achievements of the three monarchs who led the country through the
different stages of its history, namely, late Mohammed V and Hassan
II, and the current king Mohammed VI.
It is also an occasion to hail the efforts and sacrifices of the
Moroccan people, who offered lives and money to achieve the
independence of the country and subsequently to place it amongst the
democratic, modern, moderate and open countries.