Site Map

Contact

Search

Home

Jordan Public Holidays 2017

Home
Q++ Studio

World Holidays

Downloads
References

About Us
Subscribe
Site Map
Contact
Search

News
Blog

FAQ

Bank and Public Holidays for Jordan

Related and neighboring countries: Asia Iraq Israel Saudi Arabia Syria West Bank and Gaza

Jordan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use. To access our full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays, under license, for the full years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and beyond, please contact us.

Jordan Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
Apr.    Sun Sectorial Public Sector Holiday Gov+Chr
        Sun Sectorial Public Sector Holiday Gov+Chr
        Mon Sectorial Public Sector Holiday Gov+Chr
        Sun Labor Day Holiday
May     Thu Independence Day
June    Fri Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
        Sat Eid al Fitr Holiday Government
        Sun Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday Bnk+Gov
Aug. 15 Tue Public Holiday (Decentralized And Municipal Elections)
     31 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday
Sep.  1 Fri Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
      2 Sat Eid al Adha Holiday
      3 Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
      4 Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
     21 Thu Islamic New Year
Nov. 30 Thu Mawlid al-Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
Public holidays prior to July 2017, are available under license. To immediately access our full database of worldwide public holidays and bank holidays, under license, for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and beyond, please contact us.

  1989-2017 Alter Ego Services

Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 May 2017 Jordanian 2017 Independence Day Bank and Public Holidays (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan has issued a Memorandum which announces a bank holiday on Thursday, May 25, 2017, on account of the annual Independence Day non-working Jordanian public holiday and bank holiday.  26 Apr 2017 Jordanian 2017 Labour Day Bank Holiday April 30 (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Central Bank of Jordan has announced a bank holiday on Sunday, April 30, 2017, on account of the annual non-working Jordanian public holiday of Labor Day.  06 Apr 2017 Jordanian Public Holidays April 9, 16 and 17 (Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) The Jordanian Prime Ministry has issued a circular decreeing Sunday, April 9, 16 and 17, 2017, as additional non-working public holidays in Jordan on account of the upcoming Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday non-working public holidays of Jordan in 2017.  21 Dec 2016 Jordan New Year 2017 Bank Holiday (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Ziad Fariz, has issued the Memorandum 53/2016, ref. 10/2/16367, which announces Sunday, January 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Western New Year bank holiday in Jordan.  20 Dec 2016 Jordan Bank Holiday December 25 (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Ziad Fariz, has issued the Memorandum 52/2016, ref. 10/2/16366, which announces Sunday, December 25, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Christmas Day bank holiday in Jordan.  06 Dec 2016 Jordan Prophet's Birthday Bank Holiday December 12 (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Ziad Fariz, has issued the Memorandum 48/2016, ref. 10/2/15766, which also announces the date of the bank holiday for the upcoming Prophet's Birthday non-working bank holiday in Jordan.  04 Dec 2016 Jordanian Public Holidays December 12 (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Monday, December 12, 2016, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Prophet's birth anniversary.  15 Oct 2016 Jordanian 2017 Bank and Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Central Bank of Jordan has announced its annual list of religious and national non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Jordan for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  28 Sep 2016 Jordanian Hijri 1438 Public Holiday Announced (Jordan News Agency Petra-Amman) Jordanian Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, has issued a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Sunday, October 2, 2016, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Hijri New Year 1438.  08 Sep 2016 Jordanian Bank and Public Holidays September 11-15 (The Central Bank of Jordan-Amman) The Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan has issued the Memorandum 29/2016, Ref.10/2/1758, which announces bank holidays in Jordan from September 11 to September 15, 2016, on account of the annual Eid al-Adha non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Jordan.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Jordan public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekends are Fridays and Saturdays.  Normal Business Hours: Fridays and Saturdays government offices, banks and most offices are closed. Government departments are open from 08:00 to 15:00 daily, Sunday to Thursday.  Ramadan Business Hours: Working hours for public agencies in Jordan are customarily reduced to 09:00 to 14:00. during the month of Ramadan, instead of 08:00 to 15:00 during the rest of the year. Private businesses also adjust their working day during the fasting month.  In January 2007, Jordan's King Abdullah II instructed the government to scrap both royal public holidays: the The King's Birthday (January 30) and late King Hussein's birthday (November 14) in a bid to boost productivity in the kingdom .  Christmas is an official public holiday in Jordan since 1956 .  Jordan International Codes JO and JOR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .jo (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Jordan information and news: Central Bank of Jordan (Jordan central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Jordan maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Jordan), and Wikipedia (includes Jordan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
*

Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Jordan, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

**

Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Jordan that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

(2)

Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Jordan, for the current year, were based on the official dates published by the government of Jordan until the end of 2011. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Jordan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Jordan, before planning any trip to Jordan. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


Animated flag graphics courtesy of 3DFlagsPlus.com

1989-2017 Alter Ego Services