Christmas in Jordan

Jordan officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the River Jordan, and extending into the historic region of Palestine.

Jordan borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter.

Christmas in Jordan

Christmas Celebrations in Jordan :

Christmas celebrations are bigger in Amman, the Capital and the largest City of Jordan. Apart from that notable Christmas celebrations also take place in other big cities like Az Zarqa, Irbid, Al Karak, ar-Ramtha, etc.

Jordan is a predominately Muslim country. Jordan does have an indigenous Christian population. According to the official statistics 92% of the country is Muslim with the remaining 8% being Christian. There are some towns in the North of Jordan where there is a Christian majority and other towns and villages where there are mixed populations.

The State religion is Islam, but the Constitution provides for the freedom to practice one’s religion in accordance with the customs that are observed in the Kingdom. Christmas day is an official public holiday for the country. There were Christmas decorations and Christmas trees to be seen in shops and malls. People attended church services in the countries churches. Hotels and restaurants had special lunches and dinners for people to celebrate. Christmas day for Jordanians, regardless of their religious standing, was about peace, love and understanding.

We wish all readers Merry Christmas 2017 & Prosperous New Year 2018 !!!