Jordan – Big turnout at markets in Jordan on the eve of Eid al-Fitr

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Location: Amman – Jordan

Language: Arabic

Sound: Normal

Duration: 00:03:52

Source: A24 subscribers

Restrictions: A24 clients

Dateline: 30/04/2022

Storyline

Sense of joy fills the air in Amman capital of Jordan in response to many wishing for the end of COVID-19 pandemic and for life to return back to normal. There was a big turnout of shoppers and visitors at the markets as people prepare for Eid al-Fitr. Citizens and traders expect an increase in purchasing power. Jordanians have Eid customs and traditions same as in every Islamic and Arab country, most important of which are Eid prayer and family relationships.

Shotlist

  • Soundbite (Ahmad Abu Al-Simin – Citizen):

“First, I would like to say happy Eid to all. We hope to see more shoppers. There is a big turnout at the markets despite the closing down of shops during the past two years due to COVID-19. Hopefully, no more shops will have to close down.”

  • Soundbite (Hamdi Al-Shamali – Citizen):

“This is the first Ramadan since the pandemic seeing people shop comfortably. This Ramadan people were able to spend their time with family and friends.”

  • Soundbite (Om Mohammad – Citizen):

“We felt joy preparing for Eid this year. The past two years were awful due to COVID-19, we couldn’t enjoy Eid then. This year though, people are excited for Eid, buying clothes and sweets.”

  • Soundbite (Musa Al-Qasrawi – Trader):

“We are preparing to perform Eid prayer, visit the graves, then visit relatives and celebrate Eid together.”

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