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Eritrea has a total of 20 holidays in 2020. 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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||Wednesday, January 1, 2020||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
|Orthodox Christmas Day
||Tuesday, January 7, 2020||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 20, 2020||Timket is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Sunday, March 8, 2020||Women's Day is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Friday, March 20, 2020||March Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)|
|Coptic Good Friday
||Friday, April 17, 2020||Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.|
||Sunday, April 19, 2020||Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.|
|International Workers' Day
||Friday, May 1, 2020||International Workers' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Sunday, May 24, 2020||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.|
||Sunday, May 24, 2020||Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Saturday, June 20, 2020||Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Saturday, June 20, 2020||June Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)|
||Friday, July 31, 2020||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
||Tuesday, September 1, 2020||Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle is a public holiday in Eritrea|
|Geez New Year
||Friday, September 11, 2020||Geez New Year is a public holiday in Eritrea|
||Tuesday, September 22, 2020||September Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)|
||Sunday, September 27, 2020||Meskel is a public holiday in Eritrea|
|The Prophet's Birthday
||Thursday, October 29, 2020||Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.|
||Monday, December 21, 2020||December Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)|
||Friday, December 25, 2020||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|