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Ethiopian New Year and Easter Colander

Ethiopian New Year 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Ethiopia

Ethiopean New Year’s Day is the first day of the month of Meskerem, which corresponds to 11 September on the Gregorian Calendar. The holiday is named “Enkutatash”, meaning “a gift of jewels” because it is thought that the Queen of Sheba returned to Ethiopia on this day some 3,000 years ago with a gift of jewels from King Solomon of Israel.

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 11 Sep Sun Ethiopian New Year
2023 12 Sep Tue Ethiopian New Year
2024 11 Sep Wed Ethiopian New Year
2025 11 Sep Thu Ethiopian New Year
2026 11 Sep Fri Ethiopian New Year

Meskel 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Ethiopia

The most important religious holiday on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s calendar is called “Meskel” and is based on a legend of the discovery of the true cross of Christ in the fourth century A.D. by Helen, who was Emperor of Rome at the time. It is thought that a piece of the true cross she rediscovered was brought to Ethiopia and remains there to this day.

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 27 Sep Tue Meskel
2023 27 Sep Wed Meskel
2024 27 Sep Fri Meskel
2025 27 Sep Sat Meskel
2026 27 Sep Sun Meskel

 

Ethiopian Easter 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Ethiopia

Ethiopia celebrates Easter according to the Julian Calendar instead of the Gregorian Calendar, which makes it land up to a month apart from Easter in other Countries. This is in accord with the traditions of the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity.

Year Date Day Holiday
2023 16 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2024 5 May Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2025 20 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2026 12 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday

products during that time. On Easter Day, however, they might indulge in roast lamb and a feast that may include many other types of meat and other dishes. Many families have a reunion on Easter Sunday and may also exchange special greetings and small gifts.

The Easter Mass, however, is the high point of the celebration. It begins around midnight on the night before Easter. Everyone carries a candle which is lit during the service, signifying Jesus as the Light of the World.

Previous Years

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 25 Apr Mon Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2021 2 May Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2020 19 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2019 28 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2018 8 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
2017 16 Apr Sun Ethiopian Easter Sunday
Source – Public Holidays Global

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