Family values are given a lot of importance in Morocco. The elders in a family are respected and greatly influence the rest of the members in a family. It is common tradition among Moroccan people of the same sex, to greet by kissing one another on the cheeks. It is customary to take dates, flowers, figs or pastries when invited to someone’s home. If the family that invites you has children, a small gift for the child is taken as a sign of affection.
Women in Morocco look after the well being of their homes, which means, you rarely find them assisting in restaurants and cafes, whilst the men dominate the streets and places of business. For a traveller, mannerisms are the central point of striking a friendship with the locals. Being humble and courteous is all it takes to find way into the good books of the people.
Once you develop a relationship with the locals, an invitation for a sumptuous meal is not far away. A guest invited for a meal occupies a place next to the host. A basin to wash your hands is provided on a knee-high round table. Once your hands are wiped clean, wait for the host to bless the food before you become a slave to your appetite.