Oromia, Ethiopia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Oromia, Ethiopia for 2021 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 Notes
January 1st Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
January 5th Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Wednesday Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19th Tuesday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Tuesday Victory at Adwa Day
March 3rd Wednesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
April 6th Tuesday Second Contact Day
April 12th Monday First Day of Ramadan Long weekend.
April 30th Friday Orthodox Good Friday Long weekend.
May 1st Saturday International Workers' Day
May 2nd Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 5th Wednesday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 9th Sunday Mother's Day
May 12th Wednesday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 28th Friday Derg Downfall Day Long weekend.
June 20th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Monday June Solstice
July 4th Sunday Freedom Day
July 19th Monday Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
August 9th Monday Islamic New Year's Day
September 10th Friday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Saturday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 20th Monday Unification Day
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
September 27th Monday Finding of the True Cross Long weekend.
October 9th Saturday Federation Day
October 18th Monday Birth of the Prophet Long weekend.
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 31st Friday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="ET-OR" -d year="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"