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The next public holiday in Ethiopia is

29th October, ThursdayProphet Muhammad's Birthday

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Ethiopia in 2020

TuesdayTueJan 07, 2020Jan 07Orthodox Christmas Day
SundaySunJan 19, 2020Jan 19Epiphany / Timkat
MondayMonMar 02, 2020Mar 02Adwa Victory Day
FridayFriApr 17, 2020Apr 17Good Friday
SundaySunApr 19, 2020Apr 19Easter Sunday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labour Day
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05Patriots' Victory Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Eid-al-Fitr
ThursdayThuMay 28, 2020May 28Derg Downfall Day
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Eid al-Adha
FridayFriSep 11, 2020Sep 11Ethiopian New Year
SundaySunSep 27, 2020Sep 27Meskel
ThursdayThuOct 29, 2020Oct 29Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Public Holidays in Ethiopia

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Prophet Muhammad's Birthday is in 0 days from today.

Orthodox Christmas Day

Orthodox Christmas Day

Thursday Jan 07, 2021

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Orthodox Christmas Day is in 70 days from today.

Epiphany / Timkat

Epiphany / Timkat

Tuesday Jan 19, 2021

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Epiphany / Timkat is in 82 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Ethiopia Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Ethiopia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Ethiopia holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Ethiopia is a nation with a current total of 13 national holidays. The vast majority of holidays in the nation are of religious derivation. Many of such days are on different days in a year, as they depend on the lunar cycle of different calendars. The commemoration of holy days is typically for an extended number of days.

In Ethiopia, celebrations typically take place over several days and are colorful, mostly religious, and celebrated frequently. Notable Christian holidays include Meskel, Christmas, Timkat, KiddusYohannes, and Easter. KiddusYohannes, New Year's Day, is observed on September 11; to coincide with the end of the heavy rains season of and the start of spring. Muslim holidays are memorialized based on the lunar calendar and fall at different times each year.

All the national holidays of the land are regulated under Proclamation 29 issue in 1996. The proclamation supersedes all previous decrees made under the various regimes that have governed Ethiopia in recent history. The declaration established the current 13 holidays and removed the ones that were observed in the former rule.

The Laborcodes of Ethiopia give staffs entitlement to a day off on national days. That applies to all payment schemes, including the ones paid on a monthly basis. Section 4, Chapter 3 of the Labor Laws of the Republic of Ethiopia, provides that anyone that is required to work on a national holiday due to the nature of their occupation must receive payment at twice their actual rate for all hours worked.