Ethiopia has a total of 17 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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Holiday Date Details
Ethiopian 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.
Epiphany / Timkat
Monday, January 20, 2020 Epiphany / Timkat is a public holiday in Ethiopia
Adwa Victory Day
Monday, March 2, 2020 Adwa Victory Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Ethiopian 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.
Ethiopian Easter Sunday
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 Labor Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Freedom Day
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Freedom Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
Eid ul Fitr
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.
Derg Downfall Day
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Derg Downfall Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Eid al-Adha
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.
Ethiopian New Year
Friday, September 11, 2020 Ethiopian New Year is a public holiday in Ethiopia
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Meskel
Monday, September 28, 2020 Meskel is a public holiday in Ethiopia
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.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)