There are 16 public holidays in Eritrea in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Orthodox Christmas Day
Orthodox Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. It is celebrated on January 7, 2023.
Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on January 19, 2023.
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.
Orthodox Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 14, 2023.
Orthodox Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 16, 2023.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on April 22, 2023.
International Workers' Day
International Workers' Day, observed on May 01, 2023, celebrates workers' achievements. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea on May 24, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia on this day in 1993.
Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea on June 20, 2023. The holiday commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in the Eritrean War of Independence.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 29, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Revolution Day is observed on September 1, 2023, and commemorates the beginning of the Algerian War in 1954, which led to the Algerian independence from France in 1962.
Geez New Year
Enkutatash, or Geez New Year, is a public holiday in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is observed on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, September 11, 2023.
The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man who meditated.
Meskel is an important religious holiday commemorating the True Cross discovery by Saint Empress Helena in the fourth century. It falls on September 28, 2023.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Eritrea 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Christmas Day||Jan 07, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Epiphany||Jan 19, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Good Friday||Apr 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Orthodox Easter Sunday||Apr 16, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|International Workers' Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||May 24, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Martyrs' Day||Jun 20, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Revolution Day||Sep 01, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Geez New Year||Sep 11, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|The Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Meskel||Sep 28, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Eritrea in 2023.