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 Notes
January 1st Sunday New Year's Day
January 1st Sunday Durin's Day
January 5th Thursday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Friday Orthodox Christmas Day Long weekend.
January 19th Thursday Orthodox Epiphany
February 23rd Thursday Founder's Day
March 1st Wednesday Leap Day
March 2nd Thursday Victory at Adwa Day
March 19th Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
March 20th Monday March Equinox
April 5th Wednesday First Contact Day
April 6th Thursday Second Contact Day
April 14th Friday Orthodox Good Friday Long weekend.
April 16th Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 1st Monday International Workers' Day Long weekend.
May 5th Friday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day Long weekend.
May 10th Wednesday Whacking Day
May 14th Sunday Mother's Day
May 25th Thursday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
May 26th Friday First Day of Ramadan Long weekend.
May 28th Sunday Derg Downfall Day
June 18th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Wednesday June Solstice
June 22nd Thursday Summerween
June 25th Sunday Festival of Breaking the Fast
July 4th Tuesday Freedom Day
August 18th Friday Mail Order Catalog Day
August 29th Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 1st Friday Feast of the Sacrifice Long weekend.
September 10th Sunday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Monday Ethiopian New Year's Day Long weekend.
September 20th Wednesday Unification Day
September 21st Thursday Islamic New Year's Day
September 22nd Friday September Equinox
September 27th Wednesday Finding of the True Cross
September 29th Friday Hive Day
October 9th Monday Federation Day
October 31st Tuesday Harry Potter Day
November 24th Friday Hogswatch
November 30th Thursday Birth of the Prophet
December 21st Thursday December Solstice
December 23rd Saturday Festivus
December 25th Monday Winter Veil
December 31st Sunday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="ET-TI" -d year="2017" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"