Christmas in Jordan

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Merry Christmas from all of us here at Above and Below Adventures!!

Although Jordan, is a mainly a Muslim country, it is such a delight to see that the Christian community here celebrating this special time of year. It truly is a wonderful place and a great example to the rest of the world of how different religions can live along side each other in peace and harmony.

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A photo posted on Queen Rania’s Instagram last year.


christmas prayersOf course it is a lot less commercial than in the west, there are not Christmas lights up on every street – but it is not frowned upon to celebrate it. Most hotels, shops and businesses will have some form of decorations and it is officially seen as a holiday. So don’t be surprised if most places are closed on the 25th. Christian families tend to spend the morning at church followed by family gatherings and dinner.

This year it will be a long weekend as the Muslim community will be celebrating the prophet Mohammad’s Birthday on the 24th.

Here are just a few of the other festive sights that can be found around the country at Christmas time.


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Christmas Trees!

movenpick Tala Bay, Aqaba tree

Christmas at the Beach, Tala Bay

Bethany beyond the Jordan

Baptism Site Christmas tree

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Christmas tree in Madaba



Moka patisserie Amman

Christmas Cookies at Moka

Labadi's Cupcakery cupcakes

Christmas cupcakes at Labadis

cozmo amman

Shopping at Cozmo

















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