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Jordan - Calendar
His Majesty King Abdullah II’s birthday
Join beaming locals as they celebrate the birthday of Jordan’s beloved king on 30 January.
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.
Bedouin jewellery for sale in Aqaba © www.visitjordan.com
Celebrated with traditional folk music, dancing and feasting, Easter is a major event in the Christian calendar and celebrated throughout Jordan.
Amman International Theatre Festival
Troupes from across Arabia gather for theatrical and dance presentations and workshops.
A highlight in the calendar, this lively event sees rally cars race through the Jordan Valley’s desert.
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 Archaeological Park © www.visitjordan.com
Unwind to live jazz, classical and pop opera sounds at this long-established musical event held annually in Amman (end June–July).
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).
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, site of a music festival every September © www.visitjordan.com
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).
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).
Christmas is a special time in Jordan as families and friends gather to celebrate.