Jordanians await holiday announcement


Published: 2023-09-16 19:01

Last Updated: 2024-05-23 17:54

Jordanians await holiday announcement
Jordanians await holiday announcement

Jordanians are eagerly anticipating an announcement from Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh in the coming days regarding the date of a public holiday in celebration of Al Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif, Prophet Muhammad's birthday, which falls on Wednesday (Sept. 27).

The General Iftaa Department has declared that Saturday (Sept. 16) corresponds to the first day of Rabi' Al-Awwal for the year 1445 in the Islamic Hijri calendar, as reported on their official website.

This means that the celebration of Al Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif will take place on Wednesday (Sept. 27) coinciding with the 12th of Rabi' Al-Awwal, 1445 Hijri.

Jordanians are curious whether Khasawneh will decide to postpone the holiday to Thursday, rather than observing it on Wednesday, to avoid clashing with the weekend.

It is worth noting that last year, on the same occasion, Khasawneh announced the suspension of work in ministries, official departments, institutions, public bodies, public universities, municipalities, joint service councils, and the Greater Amman Municipality, along with government-owned companies. He excluded those whose nature of work requires them to remain operational.