Since his separation from his ex-wife, Lalla Salma née Bennani, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has sulked about almost everything. For example, it is known that the king has decided not to celebrate his birthday, which was a great opportunity to gather people and celebrate the youth of his country in a festive atmosphere.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, seems to be breaking away from the joy of life, especially since his separation from Princess Lalla Salma. For three long years, the king has refused to celebrate his birthday. The date of 21 August, a pretext for festive celebrations throughout the kingdom, is now just an ordinary day, a date like any other. The king was certainly content with a family dinner.
The 21st of August, the date on which all Moroccan youth were honoured, was known for its festive atmosphere in every region of Morocco. This festival, which was once intended to underline the link between King Mohammed VI and his people, especially since it is the day of birth of the king, the 23rd sovereign of the Alawite dynasty, is no longer what it used to be.
Except that since Lalla Salma left, the King of Morocco no longer finds it interesting to celebrate her birthday. In fact, he had decided, in 2019, through a communiqué from the royal palace, not to celebrate this day anymore. In fact, Moroccan men and women, especially the young people to whom this date was dedicated, are deprived of a beautiful opportunity to celebrate in communion.
With the advent of the Coronavirus, Moroccans were entitled, on 20 August 2020, instead of the traditional speech announcing the start of the festivities, to a message from King Mohammed VI warning against the exponential increase in cases of the pandemic, with the key to more restrictive measures. This is understandable, given the urgency of the moment.
But for this year 2021, with the improvement of the health situation in the kingdom, Moroccan youth hope to see their king, who seems to sulk everything, to the point of not wanting to celebrate his youth and his birthday, find the joy of living. In the absence of this year 2021 where some uncertainties hover over a possible new wave of the disease, Moroccans hope to find their former king on August 21.