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Eritrea - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Eritrea



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Internet domain: .er - Telephone code: +292 - International dialing code: 00
Christian & Muslim communities usually observe their respective celebrations - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Currency: Nakfa (ERN) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Orthodox Good Friday**Friday April 6, 2018Orthodox 
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Orthodox Easter**Sunday April 8, 2018Orthodox 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 9, 2018School holidays 
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Bicycle race**Tuesday April 17, 2018Sports events 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Independence Day*Thursday May 24, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 8, 2018School holidays 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday June 15, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Martyrs' Day*Wednesday June 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Wednesday August 15, 2018School holidays 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Beginning of Armed Upraising**Saturday September 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)Tuesday September 11, 2018Coptic 
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Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)*Thursday September 27, 2018Rastafarian 
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autumn holiday (beginning)Friday October 12, 2018School holidays 
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autumn holiday (end)Monday October 22, 2018School holidays 
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Orthodox Good Friday -
Friday April 6, 2018

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.


Orthodox Easter -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Orthodox : Paid holiday


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 9, 2018

School holidays :


Bicycle race -
Tuesday April 17, 2018

Sports events : Www.les-sports.info/ Tour de l'Érythrée 2018 edition confirmed
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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

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


Independence Day -
Friday May 24, 2019

Secular holiday : When Emperor Haile Selassie unilaterally dissolved the Eritrean parliament and annexed the country in 1962, the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) waged an armed struggle for independence. The ensuing Eritrean War for Independence went on for 30 years against successive Ethiopian governments until 1991, when the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF), a successor of the ELF, defeated the Ethiopian forces in Eritrea and helped a coalition of Ethiopian rebel forces take control of the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa. Following a referendum Eritrea declared its independence and gained international recognition in 1993.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 8, 2018

School holidays :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

cards/flowers :


Martyrs' Day -
Thursday June 20, 2019

Secular holiday : Since independence in 1991, the June 20 has been declared national holiday in tribute to all those who paid the ultimate price in the 30-year war to reclaim national independence as well as to those who lost their life in the previous war against Abyssinia.


Summer holiday (end) -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

School holidays :


Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Beginning of Armed Upraising -
Saturday September 1, 2018

Secular holiday : On 1 September 1961, the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), under the leadership of Hamid Idris Awate, waged an armed struggle for independence Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) -
Tuesday September 11, 2018

Coptic :


Finding of the True Cross (Meskel) -
Thursday September 27, 2018

Rastafarian : Observance of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, according to the Julian Calendar


Autumn holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 12, 2018

School holidays :


Autumn holiday (end) -
Monday October 22, 2018

School holidays :