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flagThree equal horizontal bands of green (top), Yellow, and Red, with a yellow pentagram and single yellow rays emanating from the angles between the points on a light blue disk centered on the three bands; Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa.


Ethiopia uses a solar calendar, which divides the year into 12 months of 30 days each, the remaining five days (six in a leap year) constituting a short thirteenth month. The Ethiopian New Year commences on September 11 in the Gregorian (Western) calendar and ends on the following September 10. In addition, the Ethiopian calendar runs 7 years and eight months behind from the Gregorian calendar. There is also 7-11 days difference.

Public Holidays

Ethiopians observe the following public holidays:

Christmas - January 7*
Epiphany - January 19*
Feast of the Sacrifice/Eid al Adha January - 21, *
Battle of Adowa March 2,
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad /Mawlid April 21*
Good Friday April 29*
May Day May 1
Easter Sunday May 2*
Patriots’ Victory Day May 5
Downfall of the Derg May 28
New Year’s Day September 11,
Feast of the True Cross September 27*
End of Ramadan/Eid al Fitr November 4, *
Asterisks indicate holidays with variable dates according to either the Islamic or Orthodox calendar.

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