Jordan Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Ras Assanah al-Miladi) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
16 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Eid Al Fiseh Al Atheem) - Observed by Christians. Easter in Jordan is celebrated by all denominations according to the Eastern Church Calendar. Commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death
24 AprMonAl Isra' wal Miraj (الإسراء 'وول المعراج) - Lailat Al Miraj. Marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven
1 MayMonLabor Day (Eid el-Ommal) - It is an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers
25 MayThursIndependence Day (يوم الاستقلال) - Eid al-Istiklaal. Commemorating the anniversary of a nation's independence from teh United Kingdom in 1946.
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
27 JunTueEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
28 JunWedEid Al Fitr Holiday (عيد الفطر) - End of Ramadan
1 SeptFriEid Al-Adha (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Commemorates Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar cycle
3 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday (عيد الأضحى) - Feast of the Sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar cycle
21 SeptThursMuharram / Islamic New Year - Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning. Marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year
1 DecFriBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (المولد النبوي) - Mawlid al-Nabi. Commemorates Prophet Muhammad's birthday, celebrated in most parts of the Muslim world
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christian holidays celebrate the birth of Christ

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day - Ras Assanah al-Miladi
3 JanSatProphet Mohammed's Birthday - Mawlid al-Nabi 2
7 JanWedPublic Holiday - Due to weather conditions
8 JanThursPublic Holiday - Due to weather conditions
9 JanFriPublic Holiday - Due to weather conditions
19 FebThursPublic Holiday - Due to weather conditions
12 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day
1 MayFriLabor Day - Eid el-Ommal
16 MaySatEid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj Lailat Al Miraj - Ascension of the Prophet
25 MayMonIndependence Day - Independence from the United Kingdom in 1946
17 JulFriEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
19 JulSunEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
22 SeptTueEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
23 SeptWedEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
24 SeptThursEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
25 SeptFriEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
14 OctWedHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
24 DecThursBirthday of Prophet Muhammad - Mawlid al-Nabi. Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day - Ras Assanah al-Miladi
1 MaySunOrthodox Easter Day
1 MaySunLabor Day - Eid el-Ommal
5 MayThursEid al Isra' Wal Mi'raj Lailat Al Miraj - Ascension of the Prophet
25 MayWedIndependence Day - Independence from the United Kingdom in 1946
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
7 JulThursEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
8 JulFriEid Al Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
11 SeptSunEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
12 SeptMonEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
13 SeptTueEid Al-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 OctSunHijri New Year - Islamic New Year
12 DecMonBirthday of Prophet Muhammad - Mawlid al-Nabi. Second time in 2015 due to Lunar cycles
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Ras Assanah al-Miladi)
8 AprSunOrthodox Easter Day (Movable)
13 AprFriAl Isra' wal Miraj (Lailat Al Miraj)
1 MayTueLabor Day (Eid el-Ommal)
25 MayFriIndependence Day (Eid al-Istiklaal. Independence from the United Kingdom in 1946)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
17 JunSunEid Al Fitr Holiday (End of Ramadan)
22 AugWedEid Al-Adha (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
23 AugThursEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
24 AugFriEid Al-Adha Holiday (Date varies on Lunar cycle)
11 SeptTueHijri New Year (Islamic New Year)
20 NovTueBirthday of Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid al-Nabi)
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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