Independence Day in Jordan in 2024

Independence Day in Jordan in 2024
  How long until Independence Day?
Independence Day
  Dates of Independence Day in Jordan
2025 May 24, May 25
JordanSun, May 25National Holiday
JordanSat, May 24National Holiday (in lieu)
2024 Jordan Sat, May 25 National Holiday
2023 Jordan Thu, May 25 National Holiday
2022 May 25, May 26
JordanThu, May 26National Holiday
JordanWed, May 25National Holiday
2021 Jordan Tue, May 25 National Holiday

On May 25th 1946, the United Nations approved the end of the British Mandate and recognized Transjordan as an independent sovereign kingdom

  Local name
Eid al-Istiklaal

When is Jordanian Independence Day?

Independence day is the National Holiday of Jordan and is celebrated annually on May 25th.

Known as 'Eid al-Istiklaal', the holiday marks the independence of Jordan on May 25th 1946 when British control ended and Jordan was declared a Kingdom

History of Jordanian Independence Day

After the end of the first world war, the emirate of Transjordan was officially formed from the British Mandate of Palestine in 1922 and was officially recognised by the Council of the League of Nations in 1922. As-Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Husayn was nominated as Emir, but many aspects of the rule of the country remained under British control.

Following the second world war, the British pushed for an end to their mandate in the region and on May 25th 1946, the United Nations approved the end to the British Mandate and Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as The Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan.

The Transjordanian Parliament declared as-Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Husayn as King Abdullah I, the first monarch of the Hashemite Empire.

After capturing parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, King Abdullah I took the title King of Jordan. The name of the state was changed to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on December 1st 1948.

Did you know?

The King of Jordan is Abdullah bin al-Hussein. He played a Science Division Officer in Star Trek: Voyager. It is his only acting credit.

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