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Public Holidays in Ethiopia

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Year 2012

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

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