Find out the dates of the upcoming official holidays in Jordan

2024-04-14 2024-04-14T11:56:55Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - After the end of the Eid al-Fitr holiday period in Jordan, Jordanians return to their workplaces in the public and private sectors, as Dr. Nazir Obaidat, President of the University of Jordan, decided that the official working hours for employees and administrators in the university’s colleges and administrative units will be from eight in the morning until one o’clock. Four in the afternoon.

The Ministry of Education announced the return of school hours today, Sunday, with the morning assembly scheduled at 7:45 a.m., and the first class starting at 8:00 a.m. for 45 minutes, according to an official circular from the ministry to the education directorates.

In schools with two shifts, the first session begins at 7:00 a.m. for 40 minutes, and the work of the education directorates is from eight in the morning until three in the evening.

The following are the dates of official holidays in Jordan during the current year 2024:

Dates of official holidays in Jordan

Palm Sunday

The second holiday in Jordan coincides with Palm Sunday, which is celebrated by Christians, as Palm Sunday is celebrated, which is considered the seventh Sunday of Great Lent and the last before Easter, and this year falls on Sunday, April 28 , when Christians celebrate the anniversary of the entry of the King Peace be upon Jerusalem.

Easter

In addition, Christians will have an additional holiday, their third holiday this year, as they celebrate their largest holiday on May 5. This holiday is considered the end of Great Lent, which lasts for approximately 40 days for Christians.

Labor Day

On May 1 of each year, Jordan declares an official holiday in honor of Labor Day, a day adopted globally to celebrate workers and their rights. The origin of this celebration goes back to the uprising movements in the nineteenth century that succeeded in gaining workers' rights.

Kingdom Independence Day

On the 25th of May, joy and joy spread throughout Jordan on the occasion of the country’s independence anniversary, as an official holiday is declared for this occasion, and government and private institutions organize various celebrations in various governorates of the Kingdom to celebrate this important national occasion.

Eid al-Adha

Jordanians are preparing to welcome their seventh holiday of the year on Eid Al-Adha, as the holiday extends for four days. Eid Al Adha falls on Saturday, June 15, and the celebrations and holiday continue until Wednesday, June 19.

Islamic New Year

In continuation of the religious holidays, the government decrees an annual official holiday on the Hijri New Year on the first of Muharram, which this year falls on the seventh Sunday of July according to astronomical calculations. However, the final day is determined after the crescent moon is sighted. Because the month of Muharram is a lunar month.

Prophet's Birthday

In the context of religious holidays, the government adopts an annual official holiday on the occasion of the Hijri New Year on the first of the month of Muharram. This year, according to astronomical calculations, it falls on Sunday, July 7, but the final day is determined after the crescent moon is sighted, since the month of Muharram follows the lunar calendar.

Holiday Christmas

The people of Jordan celebrate Christmas on the twenty-fifth of December every year, when Christians hold their prayers in churches, and the streets are decorated with illuminated Christmas trees. Multiple events are also being organized in different regions of the country to celebrate this important spiritual and social occasion.

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Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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