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Public Holidays

Ethiopia observes the following national holidays:

Leddet (Christmas) 6 or 7 January

Timkat (Epiphany) 19 or 20 January

Victory of Adwa Commemoration Day 2 March

Good Friday March or April

Easter Saturday March or April

International Labour Day 1 May

Ethiopian Patriots’ Victory Day (also known as Liberation Day) 5 May

Downfall of the Derg 28 May

Kiddus Yohannes (New Year’s Day) 11 September

Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) 27 September

Major Islamic Holidays

Islamic yearNew YearProphet’s BirthdayEnd of RamadanFestival of Sacrifice
143820 Sep 201730 Nov 201726 Jun 20171 Sep 2017
143910 Sep 201819 Nov 201815 Jun 201821 Aug 2018
144030 Aug 20199 Nov 20195 Jun 201911 Aug 2019
144120 Aug 202028 Oct 202024 May 202030 Jul 2020
144210 Aug 202117 Oct 202113 May 202119 Jul 2021