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Public Holidays

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Jordan. Please scroll down to view.

The Kingdom of Jordan has specific national and bank holidays that are honoured with a day off from work. The two nationally recognised holidays (public holidays of political and social significance) fall on the same dates each year. If these dates fall on a Jordanian weekend (Friday and Saturday), the holiday is observed the day before the weekend for an extended time off.

Muslim holidays that are observed by the Bank of Jordan are observed on dates released by the bank each year based on the Muslim calendar. The Christian holiday that is recognised by the Kingdom (Christmas) is on specific dates only.

Under Jordan’s Labor Laws, anyone who is required to work on a holiday is subject to receiving pay in the amount of time and one quarter per hour of their regular wage. If this time is also overtime – i.e. over 48 hours in a work week – the worker is entitled to receive pay at the rate of time and one half of their hourly wage.

The Jordanian Prime Minister also has the authority to announce a public holiday in the events of dangerous weather conditions or natural disasters.

The population of Jordan may also celebrate several different holidays based on the area in which they live or religious holidays not recognized by the Central Bank and the government or royal family of Jordan. These holidays do not receive the same protections for pay or days off that other recognized holidays have in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuIndependence Day
25 JunSunThe End of Ramadan
26 JunMonThe End of Ramadan
27 JunTueThe End of Ramadan
31 AugThuThe Feast of Sacrifice
1 SepFriThe Feast of Sacrifice
2 SepSatThe Feast of Sacrifice
3 SepSunThe Feast of Sacrifice
4 SepMonThe Feast of Sacrifice
21 SepThuIslamic New Year
30 NovThuThe Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Though Easter is not a public holiday in Jordan, it is observed by Christians.

* Subject to change.