Jordan - Calendar


January

His Majesty King Abdullah II’s birthday

Join beaming locals as they celebrate the birthday of Jordan’s beloved king on 30 January.

February

Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival

Meet friendly Bedouin families from the Rum Desert region as they demonstrate age-old handicrafts, such as making colourful jewellery, at this popular south coast event.

Market Aqaba Jordan by Visit Jordan
Bedouin jewellery for sale in Aqaba © www.visitjordan.com

March

Easter

Celebrated with traditional folk music, dancing and feasting, Easter is a major event in the Christian calendar and celebrated throughout Jordan.

April

Amman International Theatre Festival

Troupes from across Arabia gather for theatrical and dance presentations and workshops.

May

Jordan Rally

A highlight in the calendar, this lively event sees rally cars race through the Jordan Valley’s desert.

June

Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts

Watch as drama and dance artists from around the world gather in Jerash for a programme of exciting performances with the ancient city as a backdrop (June–July).

Colonnaded street Jerash Jordan by Visit Jordan
Colonnaded street, Jerash Archaeological Park © www.visitjordan.com

July

Jordan Festival

Unwind to live jazz, classical and pop opera sounds at this long-established musical event held annually in Amman (end June–July).

August

Eid Al-Fitr

The festival of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which often falls in the summer months. It is a major public holiday (dates vary year to year).

September

Amman Citadel Festival

Modern classics, orchestral and choral music performed under the moonlight each evening of the festival ensure this popular event is always memorable (end August–September).

Amman Citadel Jordan by Visit Jordan
Amman Citadel, site of a music festival every September © www.visitjordan.com

October

Eid Al-Adha

A four-day festival of special events, family gatherings and feasting held 70 days after the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Adha marks the beginning of the month of pilgrimage to Mecca (dates vary year to year).

November

Adaa Equestrian Festival

Magnificent horses and their riders from around the world come together in Amman to compete at this prestigious equestrian event (end October–November).

December

Christmas

Christmas is a special time in Jordan as families and friends gather to celebrate.

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