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Public Holidays in Jordan 2024 - The Complete List

Updated: Jan 26


Image of the natural rock bridge in the wadi rum Jordan
Natural Rock Bridge, Wadi Rum - Jordan

Jordan's holidays blend religious and national celebrations, showcasing its Islamic heritage and modern identity. From Eid al-Fitr to Independence Day, Public Holidays in Jordan, 2024 offer a glimpse into Jordan's culture and traditions.


Date

 Day

Number of Days

Holiday 

Type of Holiday






1 Jan

Monday

1

New Year's Day

Public Holiday

11 Mar

Monday

1

Ramadan begins (Tentative Date)

Observance

31 Mar - 1 Apr

Sunday - Monday

2

Easter

Observance

10-13 Apr

Wednesday - Saturday

4

Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date)

Public Holiday

1 May

Wednesday

1

Labour Day (Might be moved to Thursday, 2 May) 

Public Holiday

5-6 May

Sunday - Monday

2

Orthodox Easter 

Optional Holiday

25 May

Saturday

1

Independence Day

Public Holiday

15-19  June

Saturday - Wednesday

5

Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)

Public Holiday

7 July

Sunday

1

Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)

Public Holiday

15 Sept

Sunday

1

Prophet's Birthday (Tentative Date)

Public Holiday

25 Dec

Wednesday

1

Christmas Day

Public Holiday

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Jordan Independence Day

Among Jordan's national holidays, Independence Day holds great significance for the citizens of the country. 

Jordan Independence Day takes place annually on 25 May. It marks the end of British rule and the establishment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1946. Here's a deeper dive into Jordan Independence Day.

Historical Highlight:

  • Jordan was established as the Emirate of Transjordan in 1921, after the Ottoman collapse.

  • It then gained autonomy under the British Mandate but not full sovereignty.

  • Jordan achieved full independence on 22 March 1946, through the Treaty of London.

Importance of the Day:

  • It celebrates self-determination and the right to self-govern.

  • It honours King Abdullah I, the "Father of Independence."

  • The day is a symbol of national unity and shared identity.

Celebrations & Ceremonies:

  • Official ceremonies, flag-raising, military parades, and King's speeches.

  • Cultural performances, dances, and street festivals.

  • Family gatherings, special meals, and storytelling.

Beyond the Celebrations:

  • It’s a reminder to reflect on past challenges and triumphs.

  • It emphasises values such as national unity, peace, and prosperity.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Public Holidays in Jordan 2024

Q. How many public holidays are there in Jordan in 2024?

A. There are 8 official public holidays in Jordan in 2024; New Year's Day, Eid al-Fitr, Labour Day, Independence Day, Eid al-Adha, Islamic New Year, Prophet's Birthday, and Christmas Day.

Q. Are there any long holidays in Jordan in 2024?

A. There are 4 long holidays in Jordan in 2024, as follows:

  • April 10-13: Eid al-Fitr holiday will probably be from Wednesday to Saturday.

  • June 15-19: Eid al-Adha will probably be from Saturday to Wednesday. Combined with Friday, it’ll be a 6-day holiday.

  • September 14-15: If the Prophet's Birthday falls on Sunday, it’ll be a 3-day holiday, combined with Friday and Saturday. 

Plan your trip to Jordan around these public holidays for a truly unique experience!

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