Public holidays and weekends?

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The official weekend in Jordan is Friday and Saturday; touristic sites are open on the weekend, but government offices and banks will be closed. Most Jordanian holidays follow the Islamic religious calendar, which vary each year by about two weeks depending on the lunar calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, so we advise you to be respectful and not consume food, drinks or smoke outside tourist sites and restaurants during this period. 

List of Jordan public holidays 

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 30: King Abdullah II’s Birthday
  • February 4: Mawled al-Nabawi
  • Good Friday: date varies from year to year
  • Easter Sunday: date varies from year to year
  • Easter Monday: date varies from year to year
  • May 1: Labour Day
  • May 25: Independence Day
  • June 10: Army Day/The Great Arab Revolt
  • June 16: Al Isr’a wal Mi’raj
  • Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan): date varies from year to year
  • 5 days holiday—Eid al Adha: date varies from year to year
  • Hijri New Year/first month of the Islamic calendar: date varies from year to year
  • December 25: Christmas Day