Holidays in Jordan
Jordan observes several public holidays throughout the year. These holidays are a mix of Islamic and national celebrations. Here are some of the major public holidays in Jordan:
- New Year's Day (January 1): Celebrated as the start of the Gregorian calendar year.
- Labor Day (May 1): Recognizing the contributions of workers to the country.
- Independence Day (May 25): Commemorating Jordan's independence from the British mandate in 1946.
- Eid al-Fitr: The celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
- Eid al-Adha: Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, it commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son for God's command. The date is based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- Hijri New Year: Celebrating the Islamic New Year, with the date varying each year based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (Mawlid al-Nabi): Celebrating the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The date is based on the Islamic lunar calendar.
- King Abdullah II's Accession to the Throne (June 9): Marking the ascension of King Abdullah II to the throne in 1999.
- Army Day (June 10): Honoring the Jordanian Armed Forces and their role in defending the nation.
- King's Birthday (January 30): Celebrating the birthday of King Abdullah II.
- Independence of Jordan's Arab Army (March 10): Commemorating the establishment of Jordan's Arab Army in 1920.
- Christmas Day (December 25): Celebrated by Jordan's Christian communities.
Please note that Islamic holidays are determined based on the lunar calendar and their dates may vary each year.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||April 10||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||April 11||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||April 12||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||April 13||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||May 25||Saturday||Public Holiday|