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Public Holidays

Government offices, banks, businesses, and many shops are closed all day on the following holidays:

National Holiday Date

  • New Year January 1st
  •  King Abdullah Birthday January 30th
  • Labor Day May 1st
  • Independence Day May 25th
  • King Hussein’s Birthday November 14th
  • Christmas Day December 25th

Please be informed that there are additional public holidays whose dates are not fixed but are nevertheless celebrated in Jordan. These include Easter (celebrated in spring) and the following Islamic holidays, which are based on the lunar calendar.

Holiday Explanation

  • Eid Al-Fitr 4 or 5 day holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid al-Adha A feast celebrated at the end of Hajj.
  • Islamic New Year Date First of Muharam.
  • Eid Al-Isra’ Wal Mi’raj Celebrating Prophet Mohammed’s visit to heaven.
  • Eid Al-Mawled Anabawee 12th Rabi’ Al-Awel Al-Sharif Date (Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday).