Tuesday announced as public holiday in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2018-09-09 11:01

Last Updated: 2018-09-09 12:09


Jordan, it's a day off this Tuesday in celebration of the new Hijri year. (Marshall University)
Jordan, it's a day off this Tuesday in celebration of the new Hijri year. (Marshall University)
Roya News Source

We have good news for you: this Tuesday, yes, THIS Tuesday coming up is a public holiday.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced on Saturday that governmental institutions (and some private sector companies) will be taking the day off on September 11, 2018, to celebrate the Islamic New Year.

The new Hijri year will mark the first day of Muharram, 1440, which many Muslims across the world will celebrate by spending time with their families and attending especially-organised musical and cultural events.

Click here to learn more about the new Hijri year.