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Ethiopian Good Friday in Ethiopia

Millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate Good Friday, also known as “Great Friday” to remember the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. The Orthodox Easter dates usually differ from the dates used by western churches because most Orthodox churches retained some version of the Julian calendar, which is older than the Gregorian calendar, commonly used today.

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

Quick Facts

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

Ethiopian Good Friday 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ethiopian Good Friday 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017


List of dates for other years

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