Jordan Royals attend 10th anniversary celebration

  June 10, 2009 at 3:11 am by

Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania were greeted with thousands of Jordanians who gathered on the Royal motorcade’s route, holding Jordanian flags and pictures of the King, singing national songs and dancing on the capital’s streets on Tuesday as their Majesties headed to Amman’s Stadium to attend a major event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the King’s accession to the Throne. Around 15,000 Jordanians from all ages attended the main ceremony in Amman Stadium, along with several Royal family members, diplomats, senior officials and military and security personnel.

At the ceremony at Amman’s Stadium, a documentary was screened by playing a segment of the address delivered by the late King Hussein’s on the day his eldest son, Abdullah, was born 47 years ago. It also showed the progress the Kingdom has achieved during the past decade in the fields of human rights, education, development, health and modernisation. The film highlighted the country’s diversity, tolerance and keenness to preserve its heritage.

Marking the occasion, festivels were held across the capital which took place in tents on the sides of the main streets to mark the anniversary which also featured folk dances, playing of national songs as well as traditional dishes were being offered.

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