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The Jordanian government is expected to issue a circular decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, November 30, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday "for the occasion of the Mawlid, which celebrates the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad".
The aforementioned announcement of Thursday, November 30, 2017, as the date of the upcoming annual Prophet Mohammad's birthday non-working public holiday in Jordan, this year, would be line with the list of official non-working 2017 public holidays in Jordan, as released late last year (2016-10-15).
Then Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, had moved the 2014 and 2015 non-working public holiday in Jordan for Prophet Mohammad's Birthday (2015-12-04 and 2014-01-07), from Monday, January 13, to Sunday, January 12, 2014, and from Wednesday, December 23, to Thursday, December 24, 2015, but this was not done last year (2016-12-06 and 2016-12-04).
More generally, the Jordanian government often (2017-04-26, 2013-10-31, 2013-04-19, 2013-01-17, 2012-04-24 and 2006-04-25), though not always (2017-05-21, 2016-05-13, 2016-04-26 and 2014-10-20), moves mid-week public holidays to the nearest weekend, in particular the Labour Day non-working public holiday in Jordan, and the Hijri New Year Jordanian public holiday, to adjoin a nearby weekend.
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