Holidays in Jordan

Public Holidays and Religious Holidays in 2017.


Holidays in Jordan can be classisfied as Religious Holidays, National Holidays, Bank Holidays.

Bank Holidays are the days when banks and goverment offices are closed in addition to the regular Fridays and Saturdays.

Some of the Religious Holidays are also Bank Holidays but not all of them. Easter holidays, for example, are only observed by Christian establishments.

Note about Muslim Holidays: As the lunar Hijri calendar is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, each year Islamic holidays fall 10-11 days earlier than in the previous year. The precise dates are known only shortly before event, however, as they depend on the sighting of the moon.

Shops and restaurants are usually open on bank holidays as well: business is business.

The only exception being the month of Ramadan when many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking.

National Holidays are the celebrations of important events in Jordanian or Arab history - some of them are Bank Holidays while others are not.


Jordan's Religious, National & Bank Holidays in 2017 - A.H. 1438


Jan 1 Sunday New Year's Day Bank Holiday
April 14 Friday Good Friday Christian Religious Holiday
April 16-17 Sunday/Monday Easter Christian Religious Holiday
Apr 23 Sunday Prophet's Ascension Muslim Religious Holiday
May 1 Monday Labour Day Bank Holiday
May 25 Thursday Independence Day National, Bank Holiday
May 27 Saturday Ramadan begins NOT Bank Holiday
June 26 Monday Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Bank Holiday
Sept 2 Saturday, 4-5 days altogether Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Bank Holiday
Sept 22 Friday Islamic New Year Bank Holiday
Dec 1 Friday The Prophet's Birthday Muslim Religious and Bank Holiday
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day Bank Holiday

Please note: in Jordan the goverment sometimes changes the day on which the holiday was supposed to be celebrated to another day, to prolong weekend. Muslim holidays may also start 1 day earlier or later, depending on the sight of the Moon.

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