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Public Holidays in Ethiopia in 2017

Ethiopia Upcoming Holidays in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Christmas
Orthodox Christmas Day

7 January 2018 This National holiday is in 25 days. The Orthodox Church recognises 7 January as the day that Jesus was born

Epiphany
Epiphany

19 January 2018 This National holiday is in 37 days. In the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, Epiphany is the day that Jesus was baptised

Victory of Adwa
Victory of Adwa

2 March 2018 This National holiday is in 79 days. Commemorates Ethiopia's victory over Italy in 1896, securing Ethiopian sovereignty

Ethiopia List of national public holidays of Ethiopia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Saturday January 07 Ethiopian Christmas Genna
Thursday January 19 Orthodox Epiphany Timket
Thursday March 02 Victory of Adwa
Friday April 14 Ethiopian Good Friday Siklet
Sunday April 16 Ethiopian Easter Fasika
Monday May 01 International Labor Day International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
Friday May 05 Patriots' Victory Day Arbegnoch Qen
Sunday May 28 Downfall of the Derg National Day
Sunday June 25 Eid al-Fitre End of Ramadan
Friday September 01 Eid Al Adaha Arefa
Monday September 11 Ethiopian New Year Enkutatash
Wednesday September 27 Meskel Finding of the True Cross
Friday December 01 Moulid Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed

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