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)

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday September 15 Sunday Public Holiday
Christmas Day December 25 Wednesday Public Holiday
New Year's Day January 01 Wednesday Public Holiday

Holidays by Year

Previous Year: 2023
This page was last edited on 20 September 2023 at 05:32 PM (EST).