Eritrea has a total of 20 holidays in 2019. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday, January 7, 2019 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.
Timket
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Timket is a public holiday in Eritrea
Women's Day
Friday, March 8, 2019 Women's Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 March Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
Good Friday
Friday, April 19, 2019 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
International Workers' Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 International Workers' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Independence Day
Friday, May 24, 2019 Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 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.
Martyrs' Day
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019 June Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Eid al-Adha
Sunday, August 11, 2019 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.
Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle
Sunday, September 1, 2019 Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle is a public holiday in Eritrea
Geez New Year
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Geez New Year is a public holiday in Eritrea
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019 September Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
Meskel
Friday, September 27, 2019 Meskel is a public holiday in Eritrea
The Prophet's Birthday
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019 December Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.