Eritrea Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
January
07
Orthodox Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2021
January
19
Orthodox Epiphany
Start date:
19 January 2021
January
19
Orthodox Epiphany
Start date:
19 January 2021
February
10
Fenkil Day
Start date:
10 February 2021
March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021
May
02
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Start date:
2 May 2021
May
03
Orthodox Easter Monday
Start date:
3 May 2021
May
13
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
24
Independence Day
Start date:
24 May 2021
June
20
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
20 June 2021
July
20
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
September
01
Revolution Day
Start date:
1 September 2021
October
18
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
18 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021
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