Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Jordan with much religious fervour and general merriment. The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.
|2022||2 May to 5 May||Mon to Thu||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2023||21 Apr to 23 Apr||Fri to Sun||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2024||10 Apr to 12 Apr||Wed to Fri||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
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In Jordan, Eid al-Fitr is a big deal. It’s a religious Islamic festival celebrating the successful completion of the fast of Ramadan. But it also has cultural and commercial aspects here in the Kingdom of Jordan.
As Ramadan comes near its end and Eid Al Fitr approaches, there is a rush at local shopping malls in Jordan. Many also begin to stock up on Eid supplies at specially set up Ramadan markets. Everyone wants to gather the food, gifts, decorations, and other elements to make it a perfect Eid this year.
As Eid arrives on the first day of the month of Shawwal, many first attend special prayer services very early in the morning. Back at home, families dine well and eat plenty of sweets. That’s why the holiday is sometimes called “Sweet Eid”. Children are often given small gifts and many exchange Eid cards.
|2021||12 May to 14 May||Wed to Fri||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2020||24 May to 25 May||Sun to Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2019||4 Jun to 6 Jun||Tue to Thu||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2018||15 Jun to 17 Jun||Fri to Sun||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|2017||25 Jun to 27 Jun||Sun to Tue||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|