Published: 2018-08-30 10:11
Last Updated: 2023-09-30 05:11
How do you feel about taking an extra day off next month?
Rejoice, people of Jordan, as the Prime Ministry has just announced Tuesday, September 11, 2018, as a public holiday.
The occasion will celebrate the Islamic (Al Hijri) New Year, which marks 1,440 years since Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina in Saudi Arabia.
In Arabic, the word “hijrah” means migration, which is where the word Hijri is derived from.
But before making big plans and marking your calendars, you must keep in mind that all Islamic holidays and events are subject to moon-sighting. In other words, the new Hijri year could fall on either Tuesday, or Wednesday, September 12.