Eritrea has a total of 19 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday, January 7, 2021 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
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Timket is a public holiday in Eritrea
Women's Day
Monday, March 8, 2021 Women's Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
International Workers' Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 International Workers' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.
Independence Day
Monday, May 24, 2021 Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Martyrs' Day
Sunday, June 20, 2021 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Eid al-Adha
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 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
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle is a public holiday in Eritrea
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
Meskel
Monday, September 27, 2021 Meskel is a public holiday in Eritrea
The Prophet's Birthday
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.