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Holidays
The following are Ethiopian public holidays for the years 2017 - 2018
Holiday Name 2017 2018
Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) Fri Jan 07  (Tah 29 2003) Fri Jan 07  (Tah 29 2003)
Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket) Wed Jan 19  (Tir 11 2003) Wed Jan 19  (Tir 11 2003)
Adwa Victory Day Wed Mar 02  (Yek 23 2003) Wed Mar 02  (Yek 23 2003)
Mawlid Al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Mohammed) ** Tue Feb 15  (Yek 8 2003) Tue Feb 15  (Yek 8 2003)
Ethiopian Good Friday (Siklet) Fri Apr 22  (Mia 14 2003) Fri Apr 22  (Mia 14 2003)
Ethiopian Easter (Fassika) Sun Apr 24  (Mia 16 2003) * Sun Apr 24  (Mia 16 2003) *
Labour Day Sun May 01  (Mia 23 2003) * Sun May 01  (Mia 23 2003) *
Ethiopian Patriots' Victory Day Thu May 05  (Mia 27 2003) Thu May 05  (Mia 27 2003)
Overthrow of the Dergue Regime Sat May 28  (Gin 20 2003) * Sat May 28  (Gin 20 2003) *
Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) Sun Sep 11  (Pag 6 2003) * Sun Sep 11  (Pag 6 2003) *
Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) ** Tue Aug 30  (Neh 24 2003) Tue Aug 30  (Neh 24 2003)
Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) Tue Sep 27  (Mes 16 2004) Tue Sep 27  (Mes 16 2004)
Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) ** Sun Nov 06  (Tik 26 2004) * Sun Nov 06  (Tik 26 2004) *

Note
* Saturdays & Sundays: Some holidays may be on either Saturday or Sunday. Saturday morning is, officially, a half working day. However, many businesses are open for the full day, and in some cases not at all. Individuals and/or businesses may still choose to take these holidays on the previous Friday or the following Monday, regardless of the official national policy.

** Muslim Holidays: Muslim public holidays are evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

Disclaimer
While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of public holidays in Ethiopia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. Some of the public holidays are based on calendars whose determination is inherently approximate, as described in the footnotes below, which we strongly urge you to read.

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