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Eritrea bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Eritrea Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Sat Leddet (Coptic Christmas) Coptic
        Thu Timket (Coptic Epiphany)
Mar.    Wed Women's Day
Apr.    Fri Coptic Good Friday Coptic
        Sun Tensae (Coptic Easter) Coptic
May     Mon May Day
        Wed Independence Day
June    Tue Martyrs' Day
        Sun Ed'Al Fetir / Eid Al-Fater (End of Ramadan) Muslim
Sep.  1 Fri Ed'Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Muslim
      1 Fri Revolution Day (Bahti Meskerem)
     11 Mon Keddus Johannes (Geez New Year) Coptic
     27 Wed Meskel (Discovery of the True Cross) Coptic
Nov. 30 Thu Eid Al-Maulid Anebi (The Prophet's Birthday) Muslim
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day Coptic
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

21 May 2016 Eritrean Public Holiday May 24 (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has declared Tuesday, May 24, 2016, as an official non-working public holiday in Eritrea on account of the upcoming 25th Independence Anniversary of Eritrea.  05 Feb 2016 Eritrean 2016 Public Holidays Released (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has announced its list of annual official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2016.  04 Jan 2015 Eritrean 2015 Public Holidays Released (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has announced its list of annual official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2015.  03 Jan 2014 Eritrean 2014 Public Holidays Released (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has announced its list of annual official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2014.  23 Mar 2013 Eritrean 2013 Public Holidays Released (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has announced the list of official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2013.  03 Jan 2012 Eritrean 2012 Public Holidays Released (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean government has announced the list of official national and religious non-working public holidays in Eritrea for the calendar year 2012.  08 Sep 2010 Eritrea End of Ramadan Public Holiday On September 10 (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean Mufti, Sheik Al-Amin Osman, has announced that the upcoming Ed-Alfetir Al-Mubarak, and associated public holiday, would be observed on Friday, September 10, 2010.  18 Sep 2009 Eritrea Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Ministry of Information of the State of Eritrea-Asmara) The Eritrean Mufti, Sheik Al-Amin Osman, has announced that the upcoming Ed-Alfetir Al-Mubarak, and associated public holiday, would be observed on Sunday, September 20, 2009.  14 May 2004 Eritrea Declares May 19 Election Public Holiday (Shabait-Asmara) Eritrea's National Election Commission announced that the date of election day for the third regional assembly on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, would be a one-off public holiday throughout Eritrea.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Eritrea public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Eritrea are regulated by the Labour Proclamation of Eritrea (No. 118 of 2001).   Independence Day or Liberation Day, May 24th.  Martyrs' Day, June 20th, is usually celebrated by planting trees in public gardens, and is basically a remembrance day for those who fell in the struggle for independence.  Revolution Day, September 1st, honors the day in 1961 when Eritrea began its armed struggle to secede from Ethiopia (this public holiday is often confused, in other online sources, with the September 12 Revolution Day in Ethiopia, which celebrated the 1974 overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie).  Fenkil Day, February 10th, commemorates the resistance operation of 1990 to liberate the port city of Massawa. It is often listed as a public holiday, but our monitoring of news reports over the last few years has shown that it is mostly a regional celebration, not a public holiday.  Many public holidays are celebrations which differ from one tribe or religious group to another.  Eritrea International Codes ER and ERI (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .er (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Eritrea information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Eritrea maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Eritrea commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Eritrea, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Eritrea that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Eritrea were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Eritrea, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Eritrea, before planning any trip to Eritrea. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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