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Ethiopian Good Friday in Ethiopia

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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Local names

NameLanguage
Ethiopian Good FridayEnglish
ስቅለትAmharic
KarfreitagGerman

Ethiopian Good Friday 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ethiopian Good Friday 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday”. The atmosphere of the day is solemn and it is observed as a day of mourning to remember the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Many Orthodox churches retained the Julian calendar after the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Europe in 1582. Therefore they often follow a different Easter date compared with many western churches. Easter holidays, such as Good Friday, are “moveable feasts” as these dates change according to calendar calculations.

The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ is remembered on Good Friday.

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About Ethiopian Good Friday

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Ethiopian Good Friday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
FriApr 252003Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 92004Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 292005Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 212006Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 62007Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 252008Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 172009Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 22010Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 222011Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 132012Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriMay 32013Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 182014Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 102015Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 292016Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 142017Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 62018Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 262019Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
FriApr 172020Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday

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