2020 ETHIOPIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Ethiopia is
29th October, ThursdayProphet Muhammad's Birthday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Ethiopia in 2020
|TuesdayTue||Jan 07, 2020Jan 07||Orthodox Christmas Day|
|SundaySun||Jan 19, 2020Jan 19||Epiphany / Timkat|
|MondayMon||Mar 02, 2020Mar 02||Adwa Victory Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 17, 2020Apr 17||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 19, 2020Apr 19||Easter Sunday|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Labour Day|
|TuesdayTue||May 05, 2020May 05||Patriots' Victory Day|
|SundaySun||May 24, 2020May 24||Eid-al-Fitr|
|ThursdayThu||May 28, 2020May 28||Derg Downfall Day|
|FridayFri||Jul 31, 2020Jul 31||Eid al-Adha|
|FridayFri||Sep 11, 2020Sep 11||Ethiopian New Year|
|SundaySun||Sep 27, 2020Sep 27||Meskel|
|ThursdayThu||Oct 29, 2020Oct 29||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
Public Holidays in Ethiopia
Orthodox Christmas Day
Thursday Jan 07, 2021
The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Orthodox Christmas Day is in 70 days from today.
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.