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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.

Is Ethiopian Easter Sunday a Public Holiday?

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

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Orthodox 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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 12Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2016SunMay 1Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2017SunApr 16Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2018SunApr 8Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2019SunApr 28Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2020SunApr 19Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2021SunMay 2Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2022SunApr 24Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2023SunApr 16Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2024SunMay 5Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday
2025SunApr 20Ethiopian Easter SundayPublic Holiday

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