Ethiopia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Ethiopia for 2019 ready to be integrated into your application.

Located in the northeast part of Africa, known as the horn of Africa, Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and was founded in 900 BC. Some of the oldest skeletal remains of modern man, were found in this country. For most of its history, Ethiopia was governed by a monarchical system, beginning with the Solomonic dynasty of the Queen of Sheba under king Menelik I. In the 20th century, Ethiopia was the first independent member from Africa represented at the League of Nations and the United Nations. In 1974, the Ethiopian monarchy was overthrown by the Derg, a communist military government, which was then overthrown in 1991 bt the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. With nearly 80 ethnolinguistic groups, Ethiopia is a multilingual nation, that still uses the ancient Ge’ez script, one of the oldest alphabets in the world. Ethiopia is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list with the most sites in Africa. Ethiopia’s principle calendar called the Ethiopian calendar, is approximately seven years and 3 months behind the Gregorian calendar.

Date Weekday Name
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
January 5th Saturday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Sunday Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19th Saturday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Saturday Victory at Adwa Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
April 26th Friday Orthodox Good Friday
April 28th Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 1st Wednesday International Workers' Day
May 5th Sunday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 5th Sunday First Day of Ramadan
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
May 28th Tuesday Derg Downfall Day
June 4th Tuesday Festival of Breaking the Fast
June 16th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Friday June Solstice
August 11th Sunday Feast of the Sacrifice
August 31st Saturday Islamic New Year's Day
September 11th Wednesday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 12th Thursday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
September 28th Saturday Finding of the True Cross
November 9th Saturday Birth of the Prophet
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="ET" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"