Public holidays in Jordan

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Public holidays in Jordan.[1]

Date English name Local name Remarks Official Business
1 January New Year's Day Ras Assanah al-Miladi Closed
1 May Labour Day Eid el-Ommal Closed
25 May Independence Day Eid al-Istiklaal Closed
25 December Christmas Day Eid Al Milad Al Majeed, Al Eid Il Sagheer Christmas in Jordan is celebrated by all denominations according to Catholic date (Orthodox date on January 7). Closed
10 Dhul Hijja Feast of the Sacrifice or the Big Feast Eid al-Adha Commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son. Closed
1 Shawwal The Little Feast Eid al-Fitr Commemorates end of Ramadan Closed
1 Muharram Hijri New Year Ras Assanah Al Hijri Islamic New Year Closed
12 Rabi' al-awwal Prophet Muhammad's Birthday Mawlid al-Nabi Closed

Note: Holidays in Jordan are often flexible. It is common for the government to change the day which a holiday is supposed to be celebrated on to another day — usually to prolong weekend.