Festivals & Public Holidays

List of public, and national holidays observed in Ethiopia in 2023.

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Public Holidays in Ethiopia 2023

Ethiopia or Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is one of the most densely populated nations in entire Africa region. The history of Ethiopia and its origin dates back to 2nd century BC. It is also one of the oldest sites of human existence present today in Africa. Wide diversity of culture, traditions and festivities are a part of daily life in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian customs and traditions are followed by the local people living here and abroad. Music and dance forms an important part of Ethiopia's ethnic groups. So festivals and holidays celebrated in Ethiopia are full of fun and excitement. A large number of populations in Ethiopia follow Islam while Christianity is the other main religion followed in the country. Both Muslim and Christianity holidays are celebrated with great fan fare along with other regional festivals in Ethiopia. Prayers are organized in mosque and local people celebrate festivals with great spirit. All major Government offices remains closed on Bank holidays in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Holiday Calendar presented below a list of holidays celebrated in the country for year 2023.

National Holidays in Ethiopia 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type
Thursday Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) National Holiday
Tuesday Orthodox Epiphany (Timket) National Holiday
Tuesday Victory of Adwa National Holiday
Friday Ethiopian Good Friday (Siklet) National Holiday
Saturday Labour Day National Holiday
Sunday Ethiopian Easter National Holiday
Wednesday Patriots' Victory Day (Arbegnoch Qen) National Holiday
Thursday Eid al-Fitre (End of Ramadan) National Holiday
Friday Downfall of the Derg (National Day) National Holiday
Tuesday Eid Al Adaha (Feast of the Sacrifice) National Holiday
Saturday Ethiopian New Year National Holiday
Monday Meskel National Holiday
Tuesday Moulid National Holiday

Public Holidays in 2023

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