Government warns: Keep valuables 'out of sight' this Eid Al-Adha


Published: 2017-08-30 18:48

Last Updated: 2021-04-10 23:23

Keep your expensive jewels out of sight.
Keep your expensive jewels out of sight.

Apparently, the holiday of sacrifice and giving could sadly turn into an opportunity for some to sacrifice their dignity in return for your valued possessions.

The PR department of the Public Security Directorate warned Jordanian citizens on Wednesday not to leave their valuables unattended during the upcoming Eid Al-Adha holiday, while urging them to secure their homes and keep any expensive items, such as jewelry and phones, out of sight.

Pickpocketing incidents during Eid tend to increase, especially in crowded places like the Boulevard at Al Abdali Project, Downtown and other popular hangouts in the capital Amman, and the other directorates in Jordan.

Eid Al-Adha (the holiday of sacrifice) begins on Friday, September 1 and ends on Monday, September 4.

It is a Muslim tradition to sacrifice sheep and distribute their meat to the poor during this holiday.

Stay safe and we wish you a maaa-ssively happy Eid!