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There are two types of public holidays in Jordan: those with a fixed date and those that fall on a different date every year.

Public Holidays with a Fixed Date

Public holidays with a fixed date are based on the Gregorian calendar and take place at the same date every year.

  • New Year (1st January)
  • Labour Day (1st May)
  • Independence Day (25th May)
  • Christmas (25th December)

Public Holidays with Flexible Dates

Public holiday with flexible dates are based on the Islamic lunar calendar, which is slightly shorter than the Gregorian calendar. For this reason, these public holidays fall on a different day each year (same as Eastern).

  • Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan)
  • Eid al Adha (end of the pilgrim month)
  • First Muharam (New Year in the Islamic calendar)
  • 12 Rabee al Awal (Birthday of prophet Mohammad PBUH)

Public Holidays 2020 in Jordan

  • 1st January 2020 (New Year)
  • 1st May 2020 (Labour Day)
  • 23rd May 2020 (Eid al Fitr)
  • 25th May 2020 (Independence Day)
  • 30th July – 3rd August 2020 (Eid al Adha)
  • 20th August 2020 (New Year Islamic Calendar)
  • 28th October 2020 (Prophet’s birthday PHUB)
  • 25th December 2020 (Christmas)

Public Holidays 2021 in Jordan

  • 1st January 2021 (New Year)
  • 1st May 2021 (Labour Day)
  • 12th May 2021 (Eid al Fitr)
  • 25th May 2021 (Independence Day)
  • 19th July – 23rd July 2021 (Eid al Adha)
  • 9th August 2021 (New Year Islamic Calendar)
  • 18th October 2021 (Prophet’s birthday PHUB)
  • 25th December 2021 (Christmas)

Please note that opening hours of sights and museums on public holidays and during Ramadan differ from the usual hours.

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