Holidays in Eritrea 2023

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.

Orthodox Epiphany
Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on January 19, 2023.

Women's Day
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.

Eid al-Fitr
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
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
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
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
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
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 DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Christmas DayJan 07, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox EpiphanyJan 19, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Women's DayMar 08, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Good FridayApr 14, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Orthodox Easter SundayApr 16, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 22, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
International Workers' DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayMay 24, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Martyrs' DayJun 20, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Revolution DaySep 01, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Geez New YearSep 11, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 27, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
MeskelSep 28, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Eritrea in 2023.

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