Jordan to celebrate King Hussein's '82nd birthday' on Tuesday

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-12 14:27

Last Updated: 2017-11-12 14:56


King Hussein passed away in 1999. (Zohrab/Maraya News)
King Hussein passed away in 1999. (Zohrab/Maraya News)
Roya News Source

King Hussein of Jordan passed away on 7 February, 1999, after losing his battle with cancer.

The Jordanian monarch would have been 82-years-old on Tuesday, 14 November.

In celebration of what would have been a special day, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is holding a celebration in his memory this Tuesday.

The event will take place at Al Hussein Cultural Center, where the Mayor of Amman, Yousef Shawarbeh, will deliver a speech honouring the man of the hour.

Jordanian poet Haidar Mahmoud will recite a poem written especially for the occasion.

The event’s program will also include the screening of a short film about the King’s life, a music show and an exhibition displaying the leader’s photos.

You can read the official full biography of King Hussein here.

 

 

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition