Ethiopia has a total of 17 holidays in 2022. 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
Friday, January 7, 2022 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
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Epiphany / Timkat is a public holiday in Ethiopia
Adwa Victory Day
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Adwa Victory Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
March Equinox
Sunday, March 20, 2022 March Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Ethiopian Good Friday
Friday, April 22, 2022 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 24, 2022 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
Sunday, May 1, 2022 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid ul Fitr
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 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.
Patriots' Day
Thursday, May 5, 2022 Patriots' Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
Derg Downfall Day
Saturday, May 28, 2022 Derg Downfall Day is a public holiday in Ethiopia
June Solstice
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 June Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Eid al-Adha
Sunday, July 10, 2022 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
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Ethiopian New Year is a public holiday in Ethiopia
September Equinox
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
Meskel
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Meskel is a public holiday in Ethiopia
The Prophet's Birthday
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 December Solstice in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)