Festivals & Events in Jordan

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Holidays in Jordan

DateEnglish nameLocal nameCommentsOfficial business
1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayRas Assanah al-MiladiClosed
1 MayLabour DayEid el-OmmalClosed
Date variesEaster SundayEid Al Fiseh Al AtheemCelebrated by Christians. Easter is celebrated in Jordan by all denominations according to the Eastern Church calendar.Open
25 MayIndependence DayEid al-IstiklaalClosed
9 JuneThe accession of King Abdullah to the throneEid al-JolousOpen
25 DecemberChristmas DayEid Al Milad Al Majeed, Al Eid Il SagheerChristmas is celebrated in Jordan by all denominations according to the Catholic date (Orthodox date on 7 January).Closed
10 Dhul HijjaFeast of Sacrifice or the Great FeastEid al-Adha, Eid al-KbeerRecalls Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.Closed
1 ShavwalThe little feastEid al-FitrCommemorate the end of RamadanClosed
1 MuharramHijri New YearRas Assanah Al HijriIslamic New YearClosed
27 RajabIsra and Mi’rajIsra wal Mi’rajAscension of MohammedOpen
12 Rabi’ al-awwalBirthday of the Prophet MuhammadMawlid al-NabiClosed
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