Jordan culture and traditions!!!

Don’t get bored while reading, as you find out very interesting information about my country “Jordan”

Here we begin in Jordan’s flag;

Jordan’s Passport:


Jordan’s culture is a pleasant jumble of old and new, and Amman( its capital) has rapidly become one of the most sophisticated cities in the Middle East.

Jordan culture and traditions

Values & Traditions

Jordan can be regarded for a typically Arab country for its people are very warm, friendly and hospitable. Jordanians are typically happy to forgive foreigners who break the rules of etiquette. However, visitors seen to be making an effort to observe local customs will undoubtedly win favour.

A tourist girl wear Bedouin dress of our traditions


Joining local people for a cup of tea or coffee can be a wonderful way to learn more about local culture. If you are invited yet are unable to attend, then it is perfectly acceptable to decline. Place your right hand over your heart and politely make your excuses.


Many families, particularly in rural areas, are very traditional and, if you visit their house, you may well find it is divided between the men and women. Foreign women are often treated as “honorary” men.



Local women in Jordan enjoy considerable freedom when compared with many other countries in the region. Women are entitled to a full education, they can vote, they can drive cars, and they often play significant roles in business and politics. Arranged marriages and dowries are still common.

Almost Jordan’s entire population is Arab. This is an ethnic term, but also marks a pan-national identity, largely because nation-states are relatively new: many people in Jordan feel a much stronger cultural affinity with Arabs from nearby countries than, say, Britons might feel with Belgians. The bedouin add a deeper layer of meaning by often regarding themselves to be the only true, original Arabs. Jordan has tiny ethnic minorities of Circassians and Chechens (who are Muslim), Armenians (Christian) and Kurds (Muslim) – all of whom are closely bound into Jordanian society – as well as Dom gypsies (also Muslim).

Religion

Jordan is an ideal destination for those seeking cultural knowledge and spiritual enrichment. Jordan values its ethnically and religiously diverse population, consequently providing for the cultural rights of all its citizens. This spirit of tolerance and appreciation is one of the central elements contributing to the stable and peaceful cultural climate flourishing in Jordan. More than 92% of Jordanians are Sunni Muslims and approximately 6% are Christians. The majority of Christians belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, but there are also Greek Catholics, a small Roman Catholic community, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and a few Protestant denominations. Several small Shi’a and Druze populations can also be found in Jordan.Jordan culture and traditionsJerash – Umayyad Mosque

As Jordan is predominantly an Islamic country, one may explore the principles of Islam through direct interaction with the people of this monotheistic religion. As the capstone of a long tradition beginning with Judaism and Christianity, Muslims believe that Islam completes the revelation of God’s message to humankind. Islam – which in Arabic means “submission” – is an assertion of the unity, completeness, and sovereignty of God. Muslims believe that God, or Allah as He is known in Arabic, revealed his final message to humankind through the Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Qur’an, which is the divine immutable word of God. Islam focuses heavily on the equality of all humans before the one true God, and therefore it is in many ways a return to the original doctrine of the pure monotheism that characterized the early Judeo-Christian tradition.

Islamic tradition has crystallized five fundamental observances, or “pillars,” that are as important as faith in defining Islamic identity and strengthening the common bond that ties all Muslims together. They are Confession of Faith, Daily Prayer (five times per day facing the holy city of Mecca), Fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan now we are in Ramadan holy month, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage to Mecca.

Jordan -Nationality

There persists a perceived difference between people whose origins lie in families long resident on the east bank of the River Jordan and people whose families originate on the west bank of the river. All are Jordanian citizens, yet Jordanians of Palestinian origin are estimated to number between half and three-quarters of the total population. Roughly seven percent of people in Jordan are expats, including guest workers – many of them Egyptian, Sri Lankan and Filipino – alongside a sizeable population of Iraqi refugees.

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72 thoughts on “Jordan culture and traditions!!!

    1. That’s so cool to know that you enjoyed it Mohamed.and It is great to know that you had been in Jordan for 12 years as well, it seems that I reminded you a lot of memories while your staying in Jordan at that time 😉. As I hope that you had spent the happiest moments in it. I believe That you know that there is not that much big difference between Syrian’s culture and Jordanians’ culture: However, At the beginning, I did follow for your blog site, therefore, I thought you are Jordanian, as your face’s gestures say that🙂. However, as we know strongly that Jordan and Syria have a very strong relationship for the Both sides of trade and workers exchange. All my respect to Syrian’s population. Thank you for stopping by, Mohamed! 🙂

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  1. Wow, Jordan is so interesting! The photos are beautiful; I really want to visit one day…Anyway, this post has inspired me to write one about India soon (if you don’t mind me copying your idea). Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 😎​

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    1. Thank you for commenting, I am pleased to know that you enjoyed it. Yeah go ahead with the idea, it is so fantastic to share about indian’s culture and traditions. As I believe that India has a very fascinating cultural environment, had a lot of friends from while I was staying in Dubai, truly amazing they are. Can’t wait to share some information about your culture. 🙂

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  2. About Jordan a thing or two I know which is very interesting for me:

    1) A tree who is known as a Companion of Prophet, which still exit in Jordan. Don’t know the location, but it still exist.

    2) The ruler of Jordan is from the original tribe of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him.

    3) One of the Queen of Jordan is from Pakistan.

    4) The story of Ashab e Khaf or in English the Pied Piper story, the mountain is also in Jordan.

    I guess that’s all I know from Jordan. Thank for sharing the information.

    I didn’t know women in Jordan can drive!

    Plus which is this where a couple with a round circle stone are standing. What’s the background?

    You are bringing excellent information of Jordan.

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    1. Aslam Aleikum, Colors of my life!
      First of all, thanks so visiting and commenting with regards to show your interest about my country, and it means a lot to me. However, all of the information which you mentioned it is all true information. On the first hand, pertaining to deriving, women are ok to drive over here no issues with that, a lot of women drive daily for long distance and short distance. As it is not prohibited this one and it doesn’t violate rules of the country. On the second hand, the stone on the circle shape exists in Nebo Madaba, where all Christians from all over the world come to it. So Madaba is historically one of the oldest towns of the Middle East. It was part of the lands allocated by Moses to the Reubenites and the Gadites. This was the land of Moab, where Ruth came with Naomi and it was here that she met her second husband.
      Later it became known as the Christian town of Madaba and contains many churches, most of them ruined . This was Madaba’s “golden age” when it was an important town and the seat of an archbishop.

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      1. Jordan and Pakistan are in good relationship between both. You can’t imagine, that we have district in Jordan full of Pakistanis and they live here, as they speak Arabic so well, in addition, they have their families and own business here. Come and see that by your naked eyes. Btw, I am trying to seduce you. Lol

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      2. lol Now that’s very inticing, that’s a new one for me to know.

        Is it Amman? Plus can expatriate do business in Jordan, unlike restrictions of Iqama over here?

        You are BTW inticing me a lot lol

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      3. Even though , he may have a certain issues in police records before , that’s why they departed him from the check in of the airport. I have known people that they have a valid visa or Iqama but due to his bad record, they departed him way back to home country, it could happen eevn in KSA.

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, you are too kind, my favorite Chief❤️. Share about your culture and traditions of your country,. Can’t wait to read an article talks about yours too. I am interested to know some information about it. Thanks for stopping and taking the time for reading the post, means a lot, the biggest Chief ever! 😊

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      1. Canada is one of the best country that I am planning currently for continuing up my master degree in Enlish Phonetics. Well reputed universities there are. As well as I know so much generous and kind people live there. Heard about a lot from my friends, oh wait. I know also Canadian came to Jordan, and met them physically, liked their attitudes. They are like diamond and gems too👍

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      2. Know that very well, particularly that there are open and respecting to other cultures and religions, as well as to expatriates, showing a great deal of respect for them, hats off for Canadians population. The country of freedom. But you know, I can speak French slightly lol. Can’t wait to visit Canada, my heart is will be restless until I see it real. 😊

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      3. Wait?! Prove?! Can’t wait lol truly. No for proving, I already knew a lot of people there, there are really amazing, I am actually obsessed about Canada . As nature and clean environment are something incredibly amazing, it can’t be described, it is something unique as well🌹

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      4. It is definitely clean, especially in places like where we are. I am surrounded by farmland so it is very nice.
        We also get a lot of wildlife. We’ve had moose, deer, bears, wild turkeys, all sorts in our yard!

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      5. Which part or district you live?! Sorry to keep bothering you about asking you like these questions. Don’t worry, feel free to accept and decline for answering this question😊

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  3. Very interesting information, I am From Canada and Jordan is a country I knew little about. I hear in the news now and then because there is turmoil in the Middle East, but you have opened my eyes to so much more. Thank you for posting this.

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    1. Hi Maggie,
      Nice to have you here, it seems that you got more information about Jordan now. However, all good in Jordan, everything is more than cool, and God bless Jordan as well as my beloved Canada, and you’re most welcome, Maggie. 🙂

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  4. Hussein, thank you so much for sharing about your wonderful country and culture! I very much enjoyed the photographs, too.

    I have met a number of people from Jordan in my state of New Jersey, in the US. I remember all of them being very friendly and caring people, as you have always seemed to be.

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    1. Oh thanks for the compliment, I believe that there are a lot of Jordanians living around there. Do some changes by visiting Jordan. Don’t worry I am just doing marketing to my country, one more thing, I need to share with you, honestly, I am hybrid Jordanian and my origion is Palestinian but I am holding Jordanian passport. Surprise, updownflight! 🙂

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      1. From what I know of it, historic Palestine has an incredibly rich history. I hope that it’s history will be very positive in the future. I know there are conflicts going on.

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      2. That’s fine, Since all of our ancestors had come to Jordan in the past, all of our families and relatives come a part of Jordan, and we grow up here, you could say that we become a part which it can’t be split. We are in Jordan like we are in home country. Thanks for your kind! 😊

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  5. I love this post and I’ve learned so much! Even as a vegetarian, I would not want for wonderful food. I adore Tabouleh and hummus and falafel and…oh the list goes on! I had no idea these foods were found in Jordan. I was particularly interested to read that women from away were treated as honorary men. The role of women in Arab nations fascinates me and I am so happy to hear that women in your country are educated, part of politics and business. Are the arranged marriages an effort to link families together? What customs would be appropriate for a visitor to display in order to gain favor with local Jordanians? Can you tell that all of this just fascinates me? I’ll just end with one very important bit of info…I want to pet a camel! 😉

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