Everyone is celebrating Jordan's Independence Day today, including Google

Jordan

Published: 2018-05-25 10:43

Last Updated: 2018-05-25 11:53


A Google Doodle celebrating Jordan's independence. (Google)
A Google Doodle celebrating Jordan's independence. (Google)
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Today, Jordanians, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, and Google are celebrating the kingdom’s Independence Day.

Seventy-two years ago, on 25 May 1946, Jordan claimed its full independence following the end of the British mandate.

With that, Jordan was no longer known as Emirate of Transjordan (founded in 1921), but as the country we know and love today: the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

It was then that its founder, King Abdullah I, became the first person to carry the title of king.

To mark this special day, on Thursday, King Abdullah, Queen Rania and HRH Crown Prince Hussein attended the national celebration marking Jordan’s independence, which took place at Al Husseiniya Palace.

After greeting the royal family with the national anthem and a 21-gun salute, the celebrations begun.

The event was attended by several royal family members, Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki, and other high-profile figures from Jordan.

Following a number of patriotic speeches, King Abdullah awarded medals to the country’s top pioneers in various sectors, to thank them for their efforts in building and progressing Jordan.

The Jordan Times shared the full list of the achievers who were decorated by King Abdullah:

• Department of Jerusalem Awqaf and Al Aqsa Mosque Affairs — Order of Independence of the First Class for the key role of the department in safeguarding the Islamic Awqaf and holy sites


• Marwan Qteishat – Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the First Class for his efforts in developing the performance of the Civil Status and Passports Department


• Abdullah Oweidi Abbadi – Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the First Class for his distinguished efforts and excellence in medicine and introducing bone marrow transplant to Jordan and the Arab region


• Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation – Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the First Class for the institution’s role in supporting culture, science and art


• University of Jordan’s Centre for Strategic Studies – Order of Independence of the First Class for the institution’s role in conducting studies and research papers of strategic dimensions


• Hala Zreiqat – Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for her achievements and innovations in biomedical engineering


• Fayzah Zu’bi – Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class in appreciation for her role and dedication in voluntary work


• Nashmi Centre for Youth Empowerment — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for efforts of integrating Jordanian youth into voluntary initiatives


• Jordan Trail Association — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for marketing Jordan’s trekking and adventure tourism and helping the local communities along the trail


• Beit Al Rowad Troupe — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class in appreciation of its role in supporting pioneering musicians and singers


• Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for promoting art in the Middle East


• Nayef Steitieh — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for establishing and managing the Jordanian Business Development Centre


• Abnaa Al Qalaa (the citadel folks) social/historical drama crew — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Second Class for highlighting major events in Jordan’s history


• Miassar Al Saadi — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Third Class for her efforts in the field of women’s empowerment for 40 years


• Bseira Sports Club — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Third Class for advancing Judo in the Kingdom


• Hussam Ayad — Order of King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein for Excellence of the Third Class in appreciation of his endeavours to support people with disabilities in sports