Country Holidays

Public holidays in Ethiopia

Holidays and observances in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is officially the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. It is located in the north-eastern part of Africa, also known as the Horn of Africa. It shares its border with Djibouti in the northeast, Somalia in the east, South Sudan in the west, Sudan in the northwest, and Eritrea in the north. It is a landlocked country and the second most populated country in the continent of Africa.

Holiday in Ethiopia

ThursdayJanuary 07Ethiopian ChristmasGenna
TuesdayJanuary 19EpiphanyTimket
TuesdayMarch 02Victory of Adwa
FridayApril 30Ethiopian Good FridaySiklet
SundayMay 02Ethiopian EasterFasika
SaturdayMay 01International Labour DayInternational Observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
WednesdayMay 05Patriots’ Victory DayArbgnoch Qen
FridayMay 28Downfall of the DergNational Day
Wed – ThuMay 12 – 13Eid al-FitreEnd of Ramadan
Mon – TueJuly 19 – 20Eid Al AdhaArefa
SaturdaySeptember 11Ethiopian New YearEnkutatash
MondaySeptember 27MeskelFinding of the Ture Cross
Mon – TueOctober 18 – 19MoulidBirthday of Prophet Muhammed

Ethiopian Christmas

January 07, is celebrated as Ethiopian Christmas unlike the rest of the world. This day is specially belonging to Eastern Orthodox Christian.

Epiphany in Ethiopia

January 19, , was held Epiphany in Ethiopia. It is held on the 10th day of Ethiopian Calendar. It is also known as Ritual Reenactment of Baptism.

The victory of Adwa in Ethiopia

March 02, is celebrated as Victory of Adwa in Ethiopia every year. This day commemorates the victory of Ethiopian forces over Italian forces.

Ethiopian Good Friday

April 26, , was held as Ethiopian Good Friday. This day is celebrated by Eastern Orthodox Christian for the remembrance of Jesus Crucifixion.

Ethiopian Easter

According to Julian Calendar April 28, , was held as Ethiopian Easter. This day is celebrated by the Christian community.

International Labour Day in Ethiopia

May 01, is annually held as International Labour Day in Ethiopia just like the rest of the world. This day is celebrated to give tribute to the services of the workforce throughout the whole year.

Patriots’ Victory Day in Ethiopia

May 05, is held as Patriots’ Victory Day in Ethiopia. The day is celebrated in the remembrance of Ethiopian Patriots who fought for the country’s independence.

The downfall of the Derg in Ethiopia

May 28, is celebrated as Downfall of the Derg in Ethiopia. This day commemorates the downfall of the Tyrannical, learn more…

Eid al-Fitr in Ethiopia

June 05, will be held as Eid al-Fitr in Ethiopia. This date can be vary depending upon Lunar Calendar. It is purely a Muslim event which is celebrated at the End of Holy Month Ramadan, learn more…

Eid Al Adha in Ethiopia

August 12, will be celebrated as Eid Al Adha in Ethiopia. The date can be vary depending upon Lunar Calendar. This day is celebrated by the Muslim community in the world and commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim, learn more…

Ethiopian New Year

September 11, is held as Ethiopian New Year. It is a very first day of the year according to the Ethiopian calendar, learn more…

Meskel in Ethiopia

September 27, is held as Meskel in Ethiopia. This day is celebrated in the remembrance of the discovery of true Cross, learn more…

Moulid in Ethiopia

November 10, will be celebrated as Moulid in Ethiopia. This is purely a Muslim event which is celebrated in the remembrance of Prophet Muhammad, learn more…

Boxing Day in Ethiopia

December 26, the day after Christmas is celebrated as Boxing Day. On this day the servants get Christmas Present from their master also known as Christmas Box, learn more…

Capital of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is the national capital of Ethiopia. With the population over 2,739,551, it is the largest city in the country.

President of Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde is the current president f Ethiopia. She took office in , on October 25.

Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed Ali is the current prime minister of Ethiopia. Overall, he the 15th acting prime minister of the country and took office in , on April 02.

Population of Ethiopia

In 2017, the estimated population of Ethiopia was about 105 million which is equivalent to 1.43% of the total population of the world. It ranked on 12th position in the list of most populous countries.

Flag of Ethiopia

The current flag is consisting of tri-color horizontal pattern of green(top) yellow, and red color along with the national emblem located in the middle.

Currency of Ethiopia

Ethiopian birr is the national currency of Ethiopia. The official code of the currency is ETB.

Religion of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a religiously very diverse nation. The 43.5% are related to Ethiopian Orthodoxy, 18.6% related to Protestantism, 0.7% related to Catholicism, 33.9% related to Islam, and 2.6% are related to traditional faiths.

Dialing Code of Ethiopia

The international dialing code of Ethiopia is +251.

Crime Rate of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has 47.38 Crime Index and 52.62 Safety Index in the world.

Famous Airport of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has to deal with many national and international flights on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports in Ethiopia are Bole International Airport which serves Addis Ababa, Arba Minch Airport, which serves Arba Minch, Asosa Airport which serves Asosa, Awasa Airport which serves Awasa, Axum Airport which serves Axum, and Bahir Dar Airport which serves Bahir Dar.

Top Destinations of Ethiopia

Being an African country, it is full of natural beauty. There are many places that worth visiting such as Danakil Depression, Lalibela, Harar, Babile Elephant Sanctuary, The Rift Valley, The Blue Nile Falls, The Omo Valley, Gondar, Aksum, Addis Ababa, Simien Mountains, Bahar Dar, Lake Ziway, Lake Chamo, and Arba Minch.

Area of Ethiopia

The total area of Ethiopia is about 1.104 million sq. kilometers.

GDP of Ethiopia

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Ethiopia was 80.56 billion US dollars which is equivalent to 0.13% of the total world’s economy.

Sports of Ethiopia

Some of the most played sports n Ethiopia are Distance running, football, basketball, and tennis.

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