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Ethiopian Christmas Day in Ethiopia

Many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar that pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly observed.

Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Some Orthodox Christians visit a church to pray or reflect on inner thoughts in the lead up to the Orthodox Christmas Day.
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About Ethiopian Christmas Day

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Ethiopian Christmas Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
ThuJan 72010Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
FriJan 72011Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
SatJan 72012Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
MonJan 72013Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
TueJan 72014Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
WedJan 72015Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
ThuJan 72016Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
SatJan 72017Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
SunJan 72018Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
MonJan 72019Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
TueJan 72020Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday

Quick Facts

Many Orthodox churches annually celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. This event commemorates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, according to the Christian Bible.

Ethiopian Christmas Day 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ethiopian Christmas Day 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in January 2017 in Ethiopia

World Holiday on January 7, 2017

Fun Holiday on January 7, 2017

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