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Eritrea : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Nakfa (ERN)
  • Check travel restrictions within the country with concerned consulate
    Internet domain: .er - Telephone code: +292 - International dialing code: 00
    Christian & Muslim communities usually observe their respective celebrations - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday September 27, 2022Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)Rastafarian
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    Wednesday November 30, 2022Regional holidayCoptic
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday January 7, 2023Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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    Tuesday January 10, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday January 19, 2023Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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    Friday February 10, 2023Fenkil DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday March 31, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)

    Tuesday September 27, 2022
    Rastafarian : Observance of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, according to the Julian Calendar

    Regional holiday

    Wednesday November 30, 2022
    Coptic : Aksum Mariam - The city of Aksum accepted Christianity as early as the 4th century AD, and almost immediately built the church of St. Mary of Tsion, the first in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    New Year's Day

    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Orthodox Christmas Day

    Saturday January 7, 2023
    Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

    Tuesday January 10, 2023
    School holidays : Ministry of Education:

    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    schools may remain open on Saturday
    school uniforms required
    Teaching languages in primary schools: Tigrinya, Beja, Arabic, Tigre, Kunama, Saho, Bilen, Nara, Afar
    in secondary schools: English

    We carry confirmed dates till Sep 2021; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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    Orthodox Epiphany

    Thursday January 19, 2023
    Orthodox : A Christian holiday (from the Greek word epiphaneia meaning manifestation or to appear) commemorating the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. It marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and is also called The Adoration of the Magi or The Manifestation of God . According to legend based on a Bible story, three kings (or wise men/magi), Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed the star to Bethlehem where they found the baby Jesus and presented him with gold, frankincense and myrrh.

    Fenkil Day

    Friday February 10, 2023
    Culture : Commemorates the resistance. operation of 1990 to liberate the port city of Massawa.

    Womens' Day

    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Secular holiday : In Mainland China, 1/2 day holiday for women only

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :