Places in Ethiopia

Ethiopia 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.

2020

January
07
Ethiopian Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2020
January
20
Timkat (Epiphany)
Start date:
20 January 2020
March
02
Victory of Adowa
Start date:
2 March 2020
April
17
Ethiopian Good Friday
Start date:
17 April 2020
April
19
Ethiopian Easter Sunday
Start date:
19 April 2020
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2020
May
24
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
24 May 2020
May
28
Derg Downfall Day
Start date:
28 May 2020
July
31
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
31 July 2020
September
11
Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)
Start date:
11 September 2020
October
29
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
29 October 2020

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

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