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Eid al-Adha in Jordan

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims demonstrate their obedience to Allah by sacrificing an animal. The holiday is inspired by a story from the Quran that is also known to Christians and Jews.

Is Eid al-Adha a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Adha is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Sheep are among the animals sacrificed on Eid al-Adha.

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About Eid al-Adha

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Eid al-Adha Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatSep 2Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2018MonAug 20Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2019SunAug 11Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2020FriJul 31Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2021TueJul 20Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2022SatJul 9Eid al-AdhaNational holiday
2023WedJun 28Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)National holiday
2024SunJun 16Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)National holiday
2025FriJun 6Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)National holiday
2026WedMay 27Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)National holiday
2027SunMay 16Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date)National holiday

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