The National Flag

The flag of Jordan is the official flag of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which represents the state, its sovereignty, its institutions and its citizens, both in Jordan and worldwide. This flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron. The red chevron contains a seven-pointed star. The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 18 April 1928, is based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

The National Anthem

"The Royal Anthem of Jordan" is the national anthem of Jordan. It was and adopted as the kingdom's official anthem in 1946. It was written by Abdelmunim al-Rifai, a Palestinian-Lebanese poet and a former Prime Minister who traveled to Amman in 1939.

The anthem reminds the Jordanian people of their happiness for achieving independence, and their pride of the Hashemite family and its Arab lineage.

The National Flower

Black iris is the national flower of Jordan and can be found all across the country, particularly in the Karak Governorate. It blooms in the spring with dark black petals and is a national symbol of growth, renewal and change.

The National Dish

And last but not least the national dish of Jordan is mansaf, it’s the most distinctive Jordanian dish. It consists of lamb cooked in a creamy sauce made of yogurt (Jameed), served on a bed of rice.

Feasting of mansaf is taken very seriously, and it can take many hours to prepare. If mansaf is on the menu, Jordanians consider this to represent the height of generosity. It is usually served to mark special events, such as a graduation, a wedding or a holiday


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  • Nika Stadnikon 12/21/2019 13:38:36

    Thanks for the culturally interesting information.