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Business Practices in Jordan

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
CommunicaidWorldbiz, Business culture in Jordan
Government of Canada, Cultural Information - Jordan
Opening Hours and Days
Banks: from 9 am to 12.00 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm Saturday to Thursday.
Public administration: from 8 am to 2 pm Saturday to Thursday.
Shops: from 9 am to 8 pm Saturday to Thursday.
During the month of Ramadan, economic activity is considerable reduced and working hours change.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day 1 January
Labor Day 1 May
Independence Day 25 May
Army Day 10 June
Christmas Day 25 December
Hegirian calendar New Year's Day end December/ beginning January (variable)
Good Friday March (variable)
Easter Monday March (variable)
Birth of the Prophet March (variable)
Eid El Fitr 3 day festival at the end of Ramadan (variable)
Eid El Adha 3 day festival, 70 days after the end of  Ramadan (variable)
Ascension of the Prophet June (variable)
Holiday Compensation
If a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Monday is a holiday instead.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Eid El Fitr It usually lasts three days at the end of Ramadan. In some regions it can last up to 10 days.
Eid El Adha 3 days, 70 days after the end of Ramadan. It can last 10 days in some regions.
The month of August It is not an official holiday period but during this time
activity really slows down.

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