Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Ethiopia for 2018 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 Monday New Year's Day
January 5th Friday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Saturday Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19th Friday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Friday Victory at Adwa Day
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
April 6th Friday Orthodox Good Friday
April 8th Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 1st Tuesday International Workers' Day
May 5th Saturday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 13th Sunday Mother's Day
May 15th Tuesday First Day of Ramadan
May 28th Monday Derg Downfall Day
June 14th Thursday Festival of Breaking the Fast
June 17th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
August 21st Tuesday Feast of the Sacrifice
September 10th Monday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Tuesday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 11th Tuesday Islamic New Year's Day
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
September 27th Thursday Finding of the True Cross
November 20th Tuesday Birth of the Prophet
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
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