Ethiopia

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Ethiopia for 2022 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Saturday New Year's Day
January 6th Thursday Orthodox Christmas Eve
January 7th Friday Orthodox Christmas Day Long weekend.
January 19th Wednesday Orthodox Epiphany
March 2nd Wednesday Victory at Adwa Day
March 20th Sunday March Equinox
April 2nd Saturday First Day of Ramadan
April 22nd Friday Orthodox Good Friday Long weekend.
April 24th Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 1st Sunday International Workers' Day
May 2nd Monday Festival of Breaking the Fast Long weekend.
May 5th Thursday Ethiopian Patriots Victory Day
May 8th Sunday Mother's Day
May 28th Saturday Derg Downfall Day
June 19th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Tuesday June Solstice
July 9th Saturday Feast of the Sacrifice
July 29th Friday Islamic New Year's Day
September 10th Saturday Ethiopian New Year's Eve
September 11th Sunday Ethiopian New Year's Day
September 23rd Friday September Equinox
September 27th Tuesday Finding of the True Cross
October 7th Friday Birth of the Prophet Long weekend.
December 21st Wednesday December Solstice
December 31st Saturday 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.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="ET" -d year="2022" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "ET",
  "year": "2022",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'ET',
  year: '2022',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'ET',
  'year' => '2022',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "ET"
$Body.year = "2022"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'ET',
  'year': '2022',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'ET',
  'year': '2022',
})