Ethiopia has a total of 17 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 downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date
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.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Epiphany / Timkat
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Adwa Victory Day
Saturday, March 2, 2019
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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 26, 2019
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 28, 2019
International Labor Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Freedom Day
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Derg Downfall Day
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019
Eid al-Adha
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.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Ethiopian New Year
Thursday, September 12, 2019
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019
Meskel
Friday, September 27, 2019
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.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019