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Jordanian Islamic New Year 1442 Public Holiday Date

Source: Jordan News Agency Petra (Amman)
Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 4, 2021

Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, has issued a communiqué decreeing a non-working public holiday in Jordan on Thursday, August 20, 2020, to observe the upcoming Hijri New Year 1442 (Islamic New Year Holiday in 2020).

The aforementioned circular decreeing Thursday, August 20, 2020, to commemorate the upcoming annual Jordanian non-working public holiday for the Islamic New Year public holiday of Jordan, had been expected (2020-08-11), and is in line with the previously-released (2019-09-17), list of annual non-working bank holidays and public holidays in Jordan for the calendar year 2020.

The Jordanian government often moves mid-week public holidays to the nearest weekend (2019-04-24, 2017-04-26, 2015-12-04, 2014-01-07, 2013-10-31, 2013-04-19, 2013-01-17, 2012-04-24 and 2006-04-25), though not always (2019-05-20, 2016-05-13, 2016-04-26 and 2014-10-20). It is particularly the Labour Day, the Prophet's Birthday, and the Hijri New Year Jordanian public holidays, which are moved to adjoin a nearby weekend, but in the case of the expected date of Thursday, August 20, 2020, this will not be necessary.

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