All social and political systems of Jordan are centered around extended patriarchal family units based on ancestry and wealth. Family units are often led by sheikhs whose rule depends on the size of their family, their wealth, and the will of their personalities. After the death of a sheikh, the eldest son ascends to the position of head of the family.
Getting married and having children are top priorities. The wedding has two celebrations: an engagement party and a wedding party. After the engagement party, the process of dating and getting to know each other begins. After the engaged womans and man have signed the papers at the engagement party, they are legally married. if they chose not to proceed, even though they have not lived together, they must divorce
Women are the primary caregivers for the children. After the first son i born, the father and mother take the name of the son. If the son's name is Mohammed, the father becomes Abu Mohammed, meaning "father of Mohammed", and the mother becomes Om Mohammed, or "mother of Mohammed"
Primary education is free and compulsory, starting at age 6 until a child is 16 years old. All students are required to take an extensive exam called "Tawjehieh" before graduating from secondary school and as a prerequisite for entering universities and colleges
Jordanians follow the Islamic calendar. National holidays include Arbor Day (Jan 15), Arab League Day (Mar 22), and Independence Day (May 25). Religions holidays include Id al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan), Id al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), the Islamic New Year, the birthday of Mohammed, and Leilat al-Meiraj (the Ascension of Mohammed).