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Holidays in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Holidays

Everything You Need to Know About Ethiopian Holidays

Date/ Weekday/ Holiday name/ Holiday type

Jan 7, Thursday, Ethiopian Christmas Day, Public Holiday

Jan 19, Tuesday, Epiphany, Public Holiday

Mar 2, Wednesday, Adwa Victory Day, Public Holiday

Mar 20, Sunday, March equinox, Season

Apr 29, Friday, Ethiopian Good Friday, Public Holiday

May 1, Sunday, International Labor Day, Public Holiday

May 1, Sunday, Ethiopian Easter, Sunday Public Holiday

May 5, Thursday, Freedom Day, Public Holiday

May 28, Saturday, Derg Downfall Day, Public Holiday

Jun 20, Monday, June Solstice, Season

Jul 7, Thursday, Eid-al-Fitr, Public Holiday

Sep 11, Sunday, Ethiopian New Year, Public Holiday

Sep 13, Tuesday, Eid al-Adha, Public Holiday

Sep 22, Thursday, September equinox, Season

Dec 12, Monday, The Prophet's Birthday, Public Holiday

Dec 21, Wednesday, December Solstice, Season

Public holiday note:

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given are approximations.

During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted.

Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself.

Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.