Public holidays and observances in Eritrea

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year Public Holiday
March 8 Thursday Women's Day Observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
March 30 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 1 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
May 1 Tuesday International Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 24 Thursday Independence Day Public Holiday
June 15 Friday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
August 22 Wednesday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
September 1 Saturday Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Public Holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
September 27 Thursday Meskel Public Holiday
November 21 Wednesday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year Public Holiday
March 8 Friday Women's Day Observance
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 21 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 24 Friday Independence Day Public Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
August 12 Monday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
September 1 Sunday Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 27 Friday Meskel Public Holiday
November 10 Sunday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year Public Holiday
March 8 Sunday Women's Day Observance
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 12 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
May 1 Friday International Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 24 Sunday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
May 24 Sunday Independence Day Public Holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 31 Friday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
September 1 Tuesday Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 27 Sunday Meskel Public Holiday
October 29 Thursday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday