Other Facts

Public Holidays

Ethiopians observe the following public holidays:

  •     Christmas - January 7*
  •     Epiphany - January 19*
  •     Feast of the Sacrifice/Eid al Adha January - 21, *
  •     Battle of Adowa March 2,
  •     Birth of the Prophet Muhammad /Mawlid April 21*
  •     Good Friday April 29*
  •     May Day May 1
  •     Easter Sunday May 2*
  •     Patriots’ Victory Day May 5
  •     Downfall of the Derg May 28
  •     New Year’s Day September 11,
  •     Feast of the True Cross September 27*
  •     End of Ramadan/Eid al Fitr November 4, *

Asterisks indicate holidays with variable dates according to either the Islamic or Orthodox calendar.