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Holidays in Ethiopia 2017

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Dates 2017 Occasion
January 7 Ethiopian Christmas
January 19 Timket (Epiphany)
March 2 Victory of Adowa
May 1 Labour Day
May 5 Patriots Victory Day
May 28 Downfall of the Dergue
September 11 Ethiopian New Year (Entutatash)**
June 25 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
September 27 Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)**
September 1 Eid-al Adha (Arafat)
December 1 Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet)
* Date to be confirmed
Leap years follow the Gregorian rule
Easter dates (and all other Christian feasts) follow the Orthodox old calendar
Weekends - Sunday
Country Information
Ethiopia Travel Guide

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