As the Islamic calendar progresses, anticipation mounts for the arrival of Eid al-Adha, one of the most significant festivals in the Muslim world. Also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” Eid al-Adha holds deep religious and cultural importance, observed with reverence and joy by Muslims across the globe.

This sacred occasion commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, symbolizing devotion, sacrifice, and submission to divine will. Families gather, prayers are offered, and acts of charity abound as communities come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.

As we prepare to commemorate the revered festival of Eid al-Adha, it’s essential to understand the dates, public holidays, and customary practices associated with welcoming and celebrating Eid al-Adha 2024 in Jordan.

Eid al-Adha 2024 dates and calendar

Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th of Dhū al-Ḥijjah, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and continues for an additional three days. 

The anticipated dates for Eid al-Adha 2024 are from 16 June to 19 June 2024.

Eid al-Adha 2024 public holiday in Jordan

While the official date of Eid al-Adha in Jordan has not been announced, multiple sources indicate that Jordanians are likely to enjoy a four-day holiday from Saturday, 15 June 2024, until Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

This period would mark the seventh holiday during the year for Jordanians. However, it’s important to note that these dates may be subject to change pending official confirmation.

Please note that we will update the information as and when released by the officials. 

How is Eid Adha celebrated in Jordan?

In Jordan, Eid al-Adha is observed with profound religious reverence and communal cohesion. The day commences with special prayers at the mosque, predominantly attended by men in the early hours of the morning. Following the prayers, the symbolic act of sacrifice takes place, typically involving a sheep, echoing the faith of Prophet Ibrahim.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three portions: one for the family, another for friends and relatives, and the remaining portion is distributed among the less fortunate, embodying the principles of sharing and philanthropy. Subsequently, the day unfolds with joyous feasting among loved ones, featuring an array of traditional Jordanian dishes.

Children partake in the festivities by dressing in new clothes and receiving gifts, enhancing the festive atmosphere. Moreover, Eid al-Adha serves as a vibrant showcase of Jordan’s cultural heritage, with music, dance, and crafts animating the markets and bazaars across the country.

Eid al-Adha in Jordan encapsulates the spirit of faith, unity, and generosity that forms the bedrock of Jordanian culture, fostering bonds of community and celebration.

Eid al-Adha prayer time in Jordan

The specific prayer times for Eid al-Adha have not been revealed yet, as we await the official confirmation of the dates through moon sighting. However, on the day of Eid al-Adha, Muslims in Jordan will gather to offer prayers at mosques and outdoor places of worship known as musallahs.

Please note that this section will be updated with the official Eid al-Adha prayer times in Jordan once they have been announced. 

 

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