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The next public holiday in Ethiopia is

19th October, TuesdayProphet Muhammad's Birthday

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Ethiopia in 2021

ThursdayThuJan 07, 2021Jan 07Orthodox Christmas Day
TuesdayTueJan 19, 2021Jan 19Epiphany / Timkat
TuesdayTueMar 02, 2021Mar 02Adwa Victory Day
FridayFriApr 30, 2021Apr 30Good Friday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
SundaySunMay 02, 2021May 02Easter Sunday
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05Patriots' Victory Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-al-Fitr
FridayFriMay 28, 2021May 28Derg Downfall Day
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Adha
SaturdaySatSep 11, 2021Sep 11Ethiopian New Year
MondayMonSep 27, 2021Sep 27Meskel
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Public Holidays in Ethiopia

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

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

Orthodox Christmas Day

Orthodox Christmas Day

Friday Jan 07, 2022

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Orthodox Christmas Day is in 80 days from today.

Epiphany / Timkat

Epiphany / Timkat

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Epiphany / Timkat is in 92 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Ethiopia Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Ethiopia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Ethiopia holiday calendar for 2021 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.