Ethiopia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Ethiopia for 2020 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 Wednesday New Year's Day
January 5th Sunday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 6th Monday Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19th Sunday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Monday Victory at Adwa Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 17th Friday Orthodox Good Friday
April 19th Sunday Orthodox Easter
April 23rd Thursday First Day of Ramadan
May 1st Friday International Workers' Day
May 5th Tuesday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 10th Sunday Mother's Day
May 23rd Saturday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 28th Thursday Derg Downfall Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
July 30th Thursday Feast of the Sacrifice
August 19th Wednesday Islamic New Year's Day
September 10th Thursday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Friday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
September 27th Sunday Finding of the True Cross
October 28th Wednesday Birth of the Prophet
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
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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="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"