The National Day of Jordan is on the 25 May. (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1946; the parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their king 1946).
National Day of Jordan
The celebration of the country’s independence from British colonial rule in 1946 is well known. Jordan as you might know was previously part of the Ottoman Empire. Then later it became a British protectorate after World War I. This when the country gained its independence after the end of British mandate. Then King Abdullah I became the first king of the newly independent state.
On National Day, Jordanians celebrate their country’s independence with parades, fireworks, cultural events, and flag-raising ceremonies. It’s a day of national pride and patriotism, and people often wear traditional clothing and gather with family and friends to celebrate.
See also the National Day of Palestine as well as the National Day of Iraq.
Public Holiday in Jordan
There are several public holidays in Jordan throughout the year, including:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday – the 12th day of Rabi’ al-Awwal in the Islamic calendar
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Eid al-Fitr – the end of Ramadan, dates vary based on the Islamic calendar
- Eid al-Adha – the Feast of Sacrifice, dates vary based on the Islamic calendar
- Independence Day – May 25th
- Army Day – June 10th
- Islamic New Year – the first day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar
- Christmas Day – December 25th
Note that the dates of some holidays depend on the Islamic lunar calendar.