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Public Holidays in Ethiopia

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Year 2012

DateHolidayComment
January 7
(Saturday)
Orthodox Christmas DayReligious - Orthodox
January 9
(Monday)
Christmas holiday (end)
January 19
(Thursday)
Orthodox EpiphanyReligious - Orthodox
February 5
(Sunday)
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
February 17
(Friday)
winter holiday (beginning)
March 2
(Friday)
Battle of Adowa
March 5
(Monday)
winter holiday (end)
April 13
(Friday)
Orthodox Good FridayReligious - Orthodox
April 27
(Friday)
spring holiday (beginning)
May 1
(Tuesday)
Labor Day/May Day
May 5
(Saturday)
Patriots' Day
May 14
(Monday)
spring holiday (end)
May 28
(Monday)
End of the Military RegimeNational Day
June 30
(Saturday)
summer holiday (beginning)
August 18
(Saturday)
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
September 5
(Wednesday)
summer holiday (end)
September 11
(Tuesday)
Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)Religious - Coptic
September 27
(Thursday)
Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)Religious - Rastafarian
September 28
(Friday)
Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) - forwardedReligious - Rastafarian
October 26
(Friday)
All Saints - (beginning)
October 26
(Friday)
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
November 5
(Monday)
All Saints - (end)
December 21
(Friday)
Christmas holiday (beginning)




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