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Eid ul Fitr in Ethiopia

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid ul Fitr a Public Holiday?

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

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid ul Fitr

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Eid ul Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriJul 17Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2016ThuJul 7Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2019TueJun 4Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2021ThuMay 13Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2022TueMay 3Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2023SatApr 22Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2024WedApr 10Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday
2025MonMar 31Eid ul FitrPublic Holiday

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