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Fasika 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 Fasika a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

It is common to crack or smash painted eggs on Orthodox Easter Day.

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About Fasika

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Fasika Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunApr 16FasikaPublic Holiday
2018SunApr 8FasikaPublic Holiday
2019SunApr 28FasikaPublic Holiday
2020SunApr 19FasikaPublic Holiday
2021SunMay 2FasikaPublic Holiday
2022SunApr 24FasikaPublic Holiday
2023SunApr 16FasikaPublic Holiday
2024SunMay 5FasikaPublic Holiday
2025SunApr 20FasikaPublic Holiday
2026SunApr 12FasikaPublic Holiday
2027SunMay 2FasikaPublic Holiday

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