Agafay Luxury Camp, Morocco
Agafay Luxury Camp, Morocco


 Festival of Roses

The Rose Festival in Morocco in mid-May is a vibrant celebration that honors the blooming of the Damascus rose, a symbol of beauty and romance deeply embedded in Moroccan culture. Held annually in the picturesque town of Kelaat M’gouna, nestled in the scenic Dades Valley, the festival transforms the region into a kaleidoscope of colors and scents.

The festival kicks off with a grand procession featuring locals adorned in traditional attire, accompanied by lively music and dance. Streets are adorned with intricate floral decorations and stalls overflow with fragrant rose petals, essential oils and rose-infused delicacies. Visitors are treated to a sensory feast as they sample rosewater sweets, sip on refreshing rose tea and indulge in sumptuous rose-infused cuisine.

Throughout the festival, various cultural performances, including traditional Berber dances and musical recitals, entertain crowds. Artisans showcase their craftsmanship, offering handmade rose-themed souvenirs and intricate floral arrangements. The highlight of the festival is the crowning of the Rose Queen, a symbol of grace and elegance.

As the sun sets, the town comes alive with mesmerizing light displays and fireworks, casting a magical glow over the festivities. The Rose Festival in Morocco is not just a celebration of nature’s beauty but also a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region, leaving visitors enchanted and spellbound by its allure. 

Agafay Desert, Morocco
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