A slew of celebrations will mark Jordan’s 76th Independence Day

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AMMAN — Since COVID-19 safety measures have eased, Jordanians across the Kingdom are eager to celebrate their 76th Independence Day. This year, while the holiday was pushed to Thursday, there will be no shortage of celebrations starting Wednesday across all 12 governorates. From live shows, plays, DJs, and special performances of Jordan's most famous singers, here is what to expect for a weekend full of celebration. اضافة اعلان

Across various governorates, a Royal Air Forces F16 performance will kick start celebrations, and local folk bands will be trekking across various locations, bringing traditional folk music to the weekend celebrations.

In Amman, those who have never seen the Jordanian Army Band live can seize the opportunity and watch them launch the events at the King Abdullah II Park in Al-Muqabalein starting at 5pm on Wednesday.

Following the band will be a gliding show performed by the Royal Jordanian Gliding Club, a skydiving show by the Jordanian Special Forces, and a Royal Jordanian Falcons aircraft show.

Ending the day will be patriotic musical performances by Hussein Al-Salman, Hamde Manaseer, and Zain Awad.

For those more interested in plays, the Odeon Theater will be putting children's play followed by the famous Jordanian play "Sajel Ana Arabi” (Write, I'm an Arab) performed by Al-Aam Ghafel.

"Sajel Ana Arabi" will repeat till Friday, daily at 5pm. Children can enjoy suitable events at the Hashemite Plaza from Wednesday to Friday 4­­–7pm. Maan band will be putting on a folk show at the Roman Amphitheater at 7pm starting Wednesday and again daily till Friday at the same time.

Throughout the three days, the Jubaiha Gardens Festival titled "Let's celebrate our Independence" is welcoming guests from 10am till 10pm.

There will be no lack of celebrations or performances marking the 76th Independence Day. In Madaba, starting at 7:30pm will be a show at the Imad Al-Din Zengi stadium on Wednesday, with singer Ziad Saleh expected to take the stage. And on Friday, also in Madaba, famous Jordanian singer Nidaa Sharara will be performing, offering a perfect end for the day's long festivities.

In Zarqa, Prince Mohammed Youth City will start celebrations at 5pm with singer Omar Alsaqar expected to perform on Wednesday,

Those in Balqa worried about missing celebrations, do not worry, as HRH Prince Al-Hussein Sports Complex will be holding celebrations from 5­­–10pm from Wednesday to Friday, with performer Haitham Elias concluding the event on Wednesday, Wessam and Hussam Al-Lozi on Thursday, and Hamdee Manaseer on Friday.

Mafraq at Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Sports Complex and Irbid at al Al-Hasan Sports City will hold celebrations Wednesday till Friday from 5–10pm. On Wednesday, at Mafraq, Basar Alsarhan will be the main attraction Wednesday, Haitham Elias on Thursday, and Wessam and Hussam Al-Lozi on Friday.

In Irbid, Najm Al-Salman will take the stage Wednesday, Bashar A-Sargan Thursday, and Yahia Sweis on Friday. All performances will begin at 8:30pm.

Jerash celebrations will decorate the historical sights, with Neda Sharara taking the stage at 9pm in the Southern Theater on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Jordanian Armed Forces will perform at 6pm, followed by a performance by Ziad Saleh.

And fan-favorite Hussein Al-Salman will end the celebrations on Friday.

Ajloun will celebrate at Al-Hussein Camp for Youth with Ziad Saleh performing on Wednesday at 8:30pm, Neda'a Sharara on Thursday at 8:30 PM, and Ziad Saleh  on Friday at 8:30pm, Children's games will also be available.

Maan and Al-Karak should be on people's lists for a place to go during the three-day festivities. In Maan at Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein Stadium, different events will take place, including Saad Abu Tayeh live at 6pm on Wednesday, Rami Khaled on Thursday, and Rami Shafeeq on Friday at the same time.

If you are fond of the outdoor but do not want to visit Jerash, Al-Karak castle will host Rami Shafeeq at 9pm on Wednesday, and Hamde Manaseer at 8:30pm and Rami Khaled at 8:30pm on Friday.

Aqaba will celebrate at the Arab Revolt Plaza with Wessam and Hussam Al-Lozi on Wednesday at 9pm, Rami Shafeeq on Thursday at 8:30pm, and on Friday Saad Abu Tayeh at 8:30pm.

Whether you prefer to stay near or visit a new place, Independence Day celebrations across the governorates' will offer games, plays, and performances that cannot be missed. So make sure to mark your calendars.

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