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.
|2019||10 Aug to 14 Aug||Sat to Wed||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|2020||31 Jul to 3 Aug||Fri to Mon||Eid 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.