Independence Day (Jordan)

Independence Day (Arabic: عيد الإستقلال‎) is a national holiday that is celebrated in Jordan on May 25 which commemorates the Jordanian Parliament's ratification of the Treaty of London on 25 May 1946. The act represented the end of the Emirate of Transjordan as a British protectorate and the declaration of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Independence Day
King Abdullah on Jordan Independence day, 25 May 1946.jpg
Abdullah I on Independence Day, May 25, 1946. He is accompanied by his grandson Hussein and General John Bagot Glubb.
Official nameعيد الإستقلال
Eid al-Istiklaal
Observed byJordan
Liturgical Color 
 
 
CelebrationsNational and local observances
Observances
BeginsMay 25
EndsMay 25
Date25 May
Next time25 May 2021 (2021-05-25)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toHistory of Jordan

The holiday is usually marked with official ceremonies attended by members of the House of Hashim, as well as civil and military officials. Award presentations, political speeches and diplomatic visits are commonplace on the holiday. In the Jordanian Armed Forces, Presentation of Colours ceremonies and national/unit military parades are common during the day, as well as a 21-gun salute in the capital. On the civilian level, festive events and activities including a fireworks display and special religious services are held.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ AnydayGuide. "Independence Day in Jordan / May 25, 2019". AnydayGuide.
  2. ^ "Jordan Independence Day". TheFreeDictionary.com.
  3. ^ "Independence Day in Jordan – Office Holidays". officeholidays.com.
  4. ^ "Jordan Celebrates Independence Day".