Eritrea has a total of 20 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Saturday, January 7, 2023 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
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Timket is a public holiday in Eritrea
Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Women's Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
Coptic Good Friday
Friday, April 14, 2023 Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
Coptic Easter
Sunday, April 16, 2023 Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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.
International Workers' Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 International Workers' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Independence Day
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
Martyrs' Day
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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
Friday, September 1, 2023 Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle is a public holiday in Eritrea
Geez New Year
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Geez New Year is a public holiday in Eritrea
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)
The Prophet's Birthday
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Meskel
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Meskel is a public holiday in Eritrea
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.