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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.

Is Ethiopian Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

Ethiopian Christmas Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

Read more about Ethiopian Christmas Day.

Ethiopian Christmas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2016ThuJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2017SatJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2018SunJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2019MonJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2020TueJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2021ThuJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2022FriJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2023SatJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2024SunJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2025TueJan 7Ethiopian Christmas DayPublic Holiday

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