Abdullah's Birthday in Jordan

Abdullah's (King) Birthday in Jordan

January 30
Since 1999, the year Abdullah II bin al-Hussein succeeded his father, King Hussein, as national monarch, Jordan has celebrated the king's birthday. It is typical on this date for the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan to publish various well-wishes that arrive from Arab leaders, Western leaders, and other international dignitaries.
Before 2007, the country also observed the day as an official national holiday by closing all its banks and stores. However, that year King Abdullah announced that in order to help "boost productivity and dedication," banks and businesses would remain open on his birthday. He also asked citizens to do the same on the birthday of his late father, another public holiday.
Jordan Embassy
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References in classic literature ?
Ample corroboration of this statement may be obtained by arresting the above-mentioned Edmond Dantes, who either carries the letter for Paris about with him, or has it at his father's abode.
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First, that on the above-mentioned Feast of the Assumption, small beer having been served to the novices in the proportion of one quart to each four, the said brother John did drain the pot at one draught to the detriment of brother Paul, brother Porphyry and brother Ambrose, who could scarce eat their none-meat of salted stock-fish on account of their exceeding dryness,"
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