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May
24

Every year celebrations are held all over the country to commemorate the nation’s independence. In Asmara, a large street carnival is held in the...

June
01

Kina Farda is the ploughing holiday for the Nara and Kunama ethnic groups, does not have a fixed date but is held at the coming of the rains....

July
01

Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans live overseas and every year to nourish their cultural roots the diaspora communities hold an Eritrean ‘...

Eritrea Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
07
Orthodox Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
19
Orthodox Epiphany
Start date:
19 January 2014
February
10
Fenkil Day
Start date:
10 February 2014
March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2014
April
21
Orthodox Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
24
Independence Day
Start date:
24 May 2014
June
20
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
20 June 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
September
01
Revolution Day
Start date:
1 September 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
07
Orthodox Christmas Day
Start date:
7 January 2015
January
19
Orthodox Epiphany
Start date:
19 January 2015
February
10
Fenkil Day
Start date:
10 February 2015
March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2015
April
13
Orthodox Easter Monday
Start date:
13 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
24
Independence Day
Start date:
24 May 2015
June
20
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
20 June 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
01
Revolution Day
Start date:
1 September 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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