Public holidays and observances in Eritrea

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

Year 2021

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year Public Holiday
January 7 Thursday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
March 8 Monday Women's Day Observance
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
April 2 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 4 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
May 1 Saturday International Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 13 Thursday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
May 24 Monday Independence Day Public Holiday
June 20 Sunday Martyrs' Day Public Holiday
June 21 Monday June Solstice Season
July 20 Tuesday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
September 1 Wednesday Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Public Holiday
September 22 Wednesday September equinox Season
September 27 Monday Meskel Public Holiday
October 19 Tuesday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 21 Tuesday December Solstice Season
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day National holiday

Year 2022

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Saturday New Year Public Holiday
January 7 Friday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox holiday
March 8 Tuesday Women's Day Observance
March 20 Sunday March equinox Season
April 15 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 17 Sunday Easter Day Silent Day
May 1 Sunday International Workers' Day Public Holiday
May 3 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
May 24 Tuesday Independence Day Public Holiday
June 20 Monday Martyrs' Day Public Holiday
June 21 Tuesday June Solstice Season
July 10 Sunday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
September 1 Thursday Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Public Holiday
September 23 Friday September equinox Season
September 27 Tuesday Meskel Public Holiday
October 8 Saturday The Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday
December 22 Thursday December Solstice Season
December 25 Sunday Christmas Day National holiday