Celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Jordan have been continuing in various parts of the country.
Celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Jordan have been continuing in various parts of the country. On Thursday (13 May), parades and displays were featured in the town of Jerash, north of Amman, as part of the anniversary celebrations.
SYNOPSIS: The town of Jerash, north of Amman, was the scene on Thursday of celebrations marking Jordan's 50th anniversary as a nation.
The celebrations are part of nationwide activity which began with a military parade before King Hussein in Amman last month. Other celebrations are still to be held. One is slated for the town of Irbid, in the north.
The old city of Jerash was also a venue of the festivities.
A highlight of the Jerash celebrations was a march through the town. Troops, popular forces, security forces and citizens participated in the parade.
Cub scouts and boy scouts were among the marchers.
Crowds gathered to take part in the town's celebrations.
Officials of Jerash and the surrounding area stood by to salute the marchers as they passed the reviewing area.
Also included in the celebrations in Jerash was a display of gymnastics. Young residents of the town took art in athletic displays as art of the anniversary observations in the town.
As a finale to the Jerash celebrations, boy scouts formed a human pyramid as crowds of school children and other citizens watched.