Ethiopia has a total of 17 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|Ethiopian Christmas Day
Many Orthodox churches annually celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. This event commemorates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, according to the Christian Bible.
|Sunday||January 7||National holiday|
|Epiphany / Timkat
||Friday||January 19||National holiday|
|Adwa Victory Day
||Friday||March 2||National holiday|
|Ethiopian Good Friday
Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
|Friday||April 6||National holiday|
|Ethiopian Easter Sunday
Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.
|Sunday||April 8||National holiday|
|International Labor Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
||Saturday||May 5||National holiday|
|Derg Downfall Day
||Monday||May 28||National holiday|
|Eid ul Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
|Friday||June 15||National holiday|
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
|Wednesday||August 22||National holiday|
|Ethiopian New Year
||Tuesday||September 11||National holiday|
||Thursday||September 27||National holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||November 21||National holiday|