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The next public holiday in Ethiopia is

10th July, SundayEid al-Adha

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Ethiopia in 2022

FridayFriJan 07, 2022Jan 07Orthodox Christmas Day
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19Epiphany / Timkat
WednesdayWedMar 02, 2022Mar 02Adwa Victory Day
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23Good Friday
MondayMonApr 25, 2022Apr 25Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labour Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Eid-al-Fitr
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Patriots' Victory Day
SaturdaySatMay 28, 2022May 28Derg Downfall Day
SundaySunJul 10, 2022Jul 10Eid al-Adha
SundaySunSep 11, 2022Sep 11Ethiopian New Year
TuesdayTueSep 27, 2022Sep 27Meskel
SaturdaySatOct 08, 2022Oct 08Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Public Holidays in Ethiopia

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha

Sunday Jul 10, 2022

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Eid al-Adha is in 12 days from today.

Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopian New Year

Sunday Sep 11, 2022

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Ethiopian New Year is in 75 days from today.



Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Meskel is in 91 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Ethiopia Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Ethiopia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Ethiopia holiday calendar for 2022 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.