Tigrai, Ethiopia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Tigrai, Ethiopia for 2017 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 Sunday New Year's Day
January 5th Thursday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Friday Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19th Thursday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Thursday Victory at Adwa Day
March 20th Monday March Equinox
April 14th Friday Orthodox Good Friday
April 16th Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 1st Monday International Workers' Day
May 5th Friday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 14th Sunday Mother's Day
May 26th Friday First Day of Ramadan
May 28th Sunday Derg Downfall Day
June 18th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Wednesday June Solstice
June 25th Sunday Festival of Breaking the Fast
September 1st Friday Feast of the Sacrifice
September 10th Sunday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Monday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 21st Thursday Islamic New Year's Day
September 22nd Friday September Equinox
September 27th Wednesday Finding of the True Cross
November 30th Thursday Birth of the Prophet
December 21st Thursday December Solstice
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