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Ethiopian Easter Sunday in Ethiopia

Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Orthodox Easter Day
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
Roasted lamb is served on Easter Day.
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About Ethiopian Easter Sunday

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Ethiopian Easter Sunday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunApr 42010Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 242011Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 152012Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunMay 52013Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 202014Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 122015Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunMay 12016Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 162017Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 82018Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 282019Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
SunApr 192020Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday

Quick Facts

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.

Ethiopian Easter Sunday 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ethiopian Easter Sunday 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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