Years: 2022 2023 2024

Eritrea Public Holidays List 2023

Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in Eritrea year 2023

S.no.DateHolidayType
101 Jan, SundayNew YearNational holiday
207 Jan, SaturdayOrthodox Christmas DayNational holiday,Orthodox
319 Jan, ThursdayTimketNational holiday
408 Mar, WednesdayWomen's DayNational holiday
521 Mar, TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
614 Apr, FridayCoptic Good FridayNational holiday
716 Apr, SundayCoptic EasterNational holiday
822 Apr, SaturdayEid al-FitrNational holiday
901 May, MondayInternational Workers' DayNational holiday
1024 May, WednesdayIndependence DayNational holiday
1120 Jun, TuesdayMartyrs' DayNational holiday
1221 Jun, WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
1329 Jun, ThursdayEid al-AdhaNational holiday
1401 Sep, FridayCommencement Day of Eritrean Armed StruggleNational holiday
1512 Sep, TuesdayGeez New YearNational holiday
1623 Sep, SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1727 Sep, WednesdayThe Prophet's BirthdayNational holiday
1827 Sep, WednesdayMeskelNational holiday
1922 Dec, FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
2025 Dec, MondayChristmas DayNational holiday

New Year (01 Jan) : New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.

Orthodox Christmas Day (07 Jan) : Many Orthodox churches annually celebrate Christmas Day on or around January 7. This event commemorates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, according to the Christian Bible.

Timket (19 Jan) : Timket is a public holiday in Eritrea

Women's Day (08 Mar) : Women's Day is a public holiday in Eritrea

March Equinox (21 Mar) : March Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)

Coptic Good Friday (14 Apr) : Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world annually observe Good Friday to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Coptic Easter (16 Apr) : Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world often celebrate Easter Sunday at a different time to the date set by many western churches.

Eid al-Fitr (22 Apr) : Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

International Workers' Day (01 May) : International Workers' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea

Independence Day (24 May) : Independence Day is a public holiday in Eritrea

Martyrs' Day (20 Jun) : Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Eritrea

June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)

Eid al-Adha (29 Jun) : Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.

Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle (01 Sep) : Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle is a public holiday in Eritrea

Geez New Year (12 Sep) : Geez New Year is a public holiday in Eritrea

September Equinox (23 Sep) : September Equinox in Eritrea (Asmara)

The Prophet's Birthday (27 Sep) : Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.

Meskel (27 Sep) : Meskel is a public holiday in Eritrea

December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in Eritrea (Asmara)

Christmas Day (25 Dec) : Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.