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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.

Is Ethiopian Good Friday a Public Holiday?

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

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriApr 10Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2016FriApr 29Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2017FriApr 14Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2018FriApr 6Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2019FriApr 26Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2020FriApr 17Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2021FriApr 30Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2022FriApr 22Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2023FriApr 14Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2024FriMay 3Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday
2025FriApr 18Ethiopian Good FridayPublic Holiday

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