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The next public holiday in Ethiopia is

7th January, SaturdayOrthodox Christmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Ethiopia in 2023

SaturdaySatJan 07, 2023Jan 07Orthodox Christmas Day
ThursdayThuJan 19, 2023Jan 19Epiphany / Timkat
ThursdayThuMar 02, 2023Mar 02Adwa Victory Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid-al-Fitr
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labour Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05Patriots' Victory Day
SundaySunMay 28, 2023May 28Derg Downfall Day
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Eid al-Adha
TuesdayTueSep 12, 2023Sep 12Ethiopian New Year
WednesdayWedSep 27, 2023Sep 27Meskel
WednesdayWedSep 27, 2023Sep 27Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Public Holidays in Ethiopia

Orthodox Christmas Day

Orthodox Christmas Day

Saturday Jan 07, 2023

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Orthodox Christmas Day is in 35 days from today.

Epiphany / Timkat

Epiphany / Timkat

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Epiphany / Timkat is in 47 days from today.

Adwa Victory Day

Adwa Victory Day

Thursday Mar 02, 2023

The upcoming Ethiopia holiday Adwa Victory Day is in 89 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Ethiopia Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Ethiopia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Ethiopia holiday calendar for 2023 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.