Petra, Jordan

Thursday Oct. 29 announced as Official Holiday in Jordan

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Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif, Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, will fall on Thursday October 29th 2020, which will be an official holiday in Jordan.

The Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh, has announced October 29th an official holiday for all public sector institutions.

The announcement excludes public insitutions that are unable to close for the day, due to their nature of work.

Also commonly known as ‘Milad un Nabi’, this day is observed as a public holiday in many countries with a large Muslim population as it commemorates the anniversary of the birth of the founder of Islam and the proclaimer of the Qurʾan.