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Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts

Bringing Amman alive with music, folklore, art, singers, poetry, orchestras, theatre, crafts and ballet, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts takes place across the city. Expect plays in the plazas, Jordanian performing stars and a host of hand-picked international entertainment.


(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues around Jerash.
Cost:

Prices vary between events.


Dead Sea Ultra Marathon

Participants from around the world are invited to 'Run to the Lowest Point on Earth' in the annual Dead Sea Ultra Marathon (DSUM). The race begins on the high ground of Amman and follows a course that drops by 1,300m (4,265ft) ending at the low ground of the Dead Sea. The event includes five separate categories: the Ultra Marathon, the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the Fun Run and the Junior Marathon. Each year over 1,500 runners take part in this fun event usually representing about 50 different nationalities. Runners raise sponsorship money for charities.

Date: 12 April 2019 - 12 April 2019
Venue: Course close to Amman.
Website: http://www.runjordan.com/
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Eid al Fitr

Eid al Fitr is the feast held at the end of Ramadan, which celebrates the end of a month of fasting. Celebrated by Muslims worldwide, this is an opportunity for them to thank Allah for helping them practice self-control. Aside from special Religious services, families decorate their homes and eat their first daytime meal in a month.

Date: 04 June 2019 - 05 June 2019
Venue: Throughout Jordan

Eid al Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice follows Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage, and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Ibrahim. Many families slaughter a lamb, in remembrance of God’s intervention to provide Ibrahim with a lamb to sacrifice, in place of his son, Isma'il. Please note that most venues do not serve alcohol the first day of Eid, nor the night before.

Date: 11 August 2019 - 15 August 2019
Venue: Throughout Jordan