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Ethiopia : 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: Birr (ETB)
Internet domain: .et - Telephone code: +251 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Weekend: Sunday

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Friday January 7, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 19, 2022Orthodox EpiphanyOrthodox
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Thursday February 17, 2022International Trade FairTradeshows
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Wednesday March 2, 2022Battle of AdowaSecular holiday
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Friday March 4, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 14, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 22, 2022Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
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Sunday April 24, 2022Orthodox EasterOrthodox
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday May 5, 2022Patriots' DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Saturday May 28, 2022End of the Military RegimeNational Day
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Friday June 17, 2022End of school year (international schools)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Orthodox Christmas Day

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Friday January 7, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.moe.gov.et
in the public schools, no mid-term holidays except public holidays during the school year
the French Lycée www.guebre-mariam.org follows the French Zone A calendar
This calendar applies to the International Community school https://www.icsaddis.org/
This calendar is that of the International Community School https://www.icsaddis.org/
Schooling is mandatory till age 18
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
Teaching languages: Amarigna 32.7%, Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrigna 6.1%, Somaligna 6%, Guaragigna 3.5%, Sidamigna 3.5%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, other 14.8%, English (major foreign language taught in schools)

Dates confirmed till July 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Orthodox Epiphany

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Wednesday January 19, 2022
Orthodox : Timket: 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.

International Trade Fair

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Thursday February 17, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - www.africantradefairs.com in Addis Ababa 2022 edition confirmed

Battle of Adowa

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Wednesday March 2, 2022
Secular holiday : 1 March 1896, between the forces of General Oreste Baratieri, Italian governor of Eritrea, and Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia.

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 4, 2022
School holidays :

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday March 14, 2022
School holidays :

Orthodox Good Friday

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Friday April 22, 2022
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

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Sunday April 24, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast . paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Patriots' Day

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday : Five years of Italian occupation of the capital city Addis Ababa were ended in 1941 Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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

End of the Military Regime

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Saturday May 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the end of the communist junta in 1991. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

End of school year (international schools)

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Friday June 17, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

End of school year

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Saturday July 30, 2022
School holidays :