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Jordan Public Holidays Scope Clarification

Source: Petra Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman)
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 2, 2020


The spokesperson for the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Mohammad al-Zyoud, has announced that "all official and religious holidays in Jordan include both public and private sectors" and therefore that "the Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif, Prophet Mohammad's birthday, which will fall on October 29, and will be an official holiday in Jordan, observed by all sectors across the Kingdom".

As per the aforementioned statement, "According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications.", thus clarifying the scope of preceding announcements by Jordan's Prime Minister (2019-06-03, 2019-06-01, 2019-05-20, 2019-04-25, 2019-04-24, 2019-01-16, 2018-12-07, 2018-11-15).

A similar announcement was made, last year (2019-06-29), by the then inspector of the Jordanian Ministry of Labour, Nizar Al Yousef, who then issued a statement to the effect that any announcement related to public holidays, made by the Prime Minister, applies to the private sector, as well as the public sector, of Jordan, under the law ("According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications.").

Earlier this week (2020-10-22), Thursday, October 29, 2020, was declared a public holiday in Jordan, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif (Prophet Mohammad's birthday), by Jordan's Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh.

In a separate statement, the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) has announced that it would be closed on Thursday, October 29, 2020, and resuming work on Sunday, November 1, 2020.



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