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Jordan Independence Day

Jordan Independence Day is a significant public holiday in Jordan. It is observed on May 25 every year. On this day, the nation achieved its freedom on this day in 1946 when the British Command over Jordan ceased.
Jordan Independence Day is observed throughout the country. During the Independence Day, universities and other academic institutions organize round tables and symposiums on different themes associated with the observation. Churches arrange special religious services. Liberty of religion is broadly appreciated in Jordan and King Abdullah, His Majesty, is constantly greeted in a special holiday mass service held by the Greek Orthodox Church. The sky of Amman illuminates at night with a magnificent firecrackers show.

When Jordanians observe this cherished countrywide event, they remember about the battle of their previous generations for an extensive period, under the direction of the Hashemite Kingdom to attain freedom, develop the country, and substantiate liberty for the people and the country.


Jordan Independence Day is observed on May 25 every year in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commemorating the date in 1946 when the country achieved independence from Britain.

The name of Jordan before its independence was Transjordan. In September 1922, Transjordan was officially formed from the British Mandate of Palestine, once the League of Nations sanctioned the British Transjordan proposal which laid down that the Mandate regions to the east of the Jordan River would be kept out from all the stipulations taking care of Jewish colony. Transjordan was governed as a semi-independent province by as-Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Husayn, who was nominated as Emir by the British Government in 1921. After independence, he was made known as King Abdullah I, also Abdullah the Founder.

The nation was under British control till after the Second World War. The British authorities urged the United Nations in 1946 to endorse a conclusion to British Mandate regime in the territory. After the British proposal, the Transjordanian Parliament declared King Abdullah as the first monarch of the Hashemite Empire. He kept on governing the country till a Palestinian Arab killed him in 1951 when he was leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

King Abdullah I established the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1921. In 1923, his endeavors to accomplish domestic security and a countrywide harmony attained the newly set up Transjordan Republic from Great Britain. The full and formal independence was attained on May 25, 1946.

King Abdullah I, the founder, initiated an arduous battle together with the Jordanian soldiers to unwaveringly mark this noteworthy day in the heritage of the country.

At present, Jordanians see their future under the guidance of His Majesty King Abdullah II as thriving and bright. They take pride of the respectable history of their country, and its significant feats of the present time, and are looking forward to a future that encourages integrity, equality, affluence, and steadiness, one that bolsters equal opportunities and safety.

Last Updated Date: September 29, 2016