Top events in Jordan

May
27

Head to this fun, quirky, colourful weekly street market of crafts, food, books and clothes, which stretches along one of the lanes behind Rainbow...

June
01

This week-long carnival of music is a great way for visitors to immerse themselves in Jordan’s extensive cultural heritage. Contemporary bands,...

June
01

During the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours, after dark the city comes alive with events and happenings – including...

Jordan Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Easter holidays are observed only by Christian business establishments.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension)
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
25
Independence Day
Start date:
25 May 2016
June
07
Start of Ramadan
Start date:
7 June 2016
June
10
Army Day
Start date:
10 June 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
Islamic New Year
Start date:
3 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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