Wants to know the official public holidays in Ethiopia? Or what exactly are school holiday dates in Ethiopia?
A public holiday in Ethiopia is a holiday generally established by Ethiopian law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Ethiopia are generally days to celebrate an occasion, such as the anniversary of a historical event (eg: Independence day), or can be a religious celebration such as Christmas.
A comprehensive list of public holidays in Ethiopia with short description of respective holidays including Ethiopian festivals are listed on this website.
National Holidays in Ethiopia
Festivals in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Public Holidays
Ethiopian National Holidays
The Ethiopian National Day is a designated date on the 28 May (1991) to celebrate the National Day (defeat of MENGISTU regime) of Ethiopia.
Often this public holiday in Ethiopia is not called as National Day. In spite of this, the banks, schools in addition to other public buildings will be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Ethiopia to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is another countrywide holiday in Ethiopia which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Ethiopia
Christmas Day is a public holiday in the majority of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Ethiopia are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is among the biggest holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Ethiopia.
Jews who live in Ethiopia celebrate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).