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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha 2019 and 2020

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Jordan, and one of the most important celebrations of the year. Every year, King Abdullah offers his Eid greetings to his people using social media, radio, TV, newspapers, and in person.

201910 Aug to 14 AugSat to WedEid al-Adha Holiday
202031 Jul to 3 AugFri to MonEid al-Adha Holiday

Eid al-Adha comes on the day after Arafat Day. Arafat day is the key moment for those on Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when they ascend Mount Arafat. Eid al-Adha comes 70 days after Ramadan and on the tenth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. On the Western Calendar, it’s date varies from year to year.

In Jordan, people wear new clothes, attend special mosque services, slaughter and eat a sheep or other animal, give meat and gifts to the poor, and buy or make candies and sweets. Children may also be given small gifts of money by the men in the family.