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Ethiopia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Birr (ETB)
  • Internet domain: .et - Telephone code: +251 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 3, 2024Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Patriots' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 5, 2024Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday may 28, 2024End of the Military RegimeNational Day
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    Friday june 7, 2024End of school year (international schools)School holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday july 7, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday august 21, 2024Beginning of school year (international schools)School holidays
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    Monday august 26, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday september 11, 2024Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)Coptic
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday september 27, 2024Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)Rastafarian
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    Saturday september 28, 2024Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) - forwardedRastafarian
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    Friday november 1, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday november 11, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Orthodox Good Friday

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    Friday may 3, 2024
    Orthodox : The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter bread is taken to church on Saturday evening when a special sequence of services takes place: Midnight Office... After the service the clergy blesses the breads and eggs brought by the people and they take them home. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. One egg is cracked on the wall of the church (and this is the first egg eaten The ritual of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. Each person selects his/her egg. Then people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of May only be observed by the local Orthodox community.

    Patriots' Day

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : Five years of Italian occupation of the capital city Addis Ababa were ended in 1941 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Orthodox Easter

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    Sunday may 5, 2024
    Orthodox : Paid holiday

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    End of the Military Regime

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    Tuesday may 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the end of the communist junta in 1991. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    End of school year (international schools)

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    Friday june 7, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    End of school year

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
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    Beginning of school year (international schools)

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    Wednesday august 21, 2024
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    Beginning of school year

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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    Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)

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    Wednesday september 11, 2024
    Coptic :

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)

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    Friday september 27, 2024
    Rastafarian : Observance of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, according to the Julian Calendar

    Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) - forwarded

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    Saturday september 28, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday november 1, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday november 11, 2024
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