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Ethiopia has a total of 17 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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|Ethiopian 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.|
|Epiphany / Timkat
||Tuesday, January 19, 2021||Epiphany / Timkat is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
|Adwa Victory Day
||Tuesday, March 2, 2021||Adwa Victory Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
||Saturday, March 20, 2021||March Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)|
|Ethiopian Good Friday
||Friday, April 30, 2021||Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.|
|International Labor Day
||Saturday, May 1, 2021||Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
|Ethiopian Easter Sunday
||Sunday, May 2, 2021||Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.|
||Wednesday, May 5, 2021||Patriots' Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
|Eid ul 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.|
|Derg Downfall Day
||Friday, May 28, 2021||Derg Downfall Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
||Monday, June 21, 2021||June Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)|
||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.|
|Ethiopian New Year
||Saturday, September 11, 2021||Ethiopian New Year is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||September Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)|
||Monday, September 27, 2021||Meskel is a public holiday in Ethiopia|
|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.|
||Tuesday, December 21, 2021||December Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)|