Holiday Schedule to be Observed in the Year 2017

Date Day Holiday Name Country
January 2 Monday New Year’s Day (Observed) American
January 7 Saturday Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) Ethiopian
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday American
January 19 Thursday Epiphany (Timket) Ethiopian
February 20 Monday President’s day American
March 2 Thursday Victory of Adwa Ethiopian
April 14 Friday Ethiopian Good Friday Ethiopian
April 16 Sunday Ethiopian Easter (Fasika) Ethiopian
May 1 Monday May Day (International Labor Day) Ethiopian
May 5 Friday Patriots’ Victory Day Ethiopian
May 28 Sunday Downfall of the Derg Ethiopian
May 29 Monday Memorial Day American
June 26* Monday Eid al-Fitre (End of Ramadan) Ethiopian
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day American
September 2* Saturday Edi Al Adha (Arefa) Ethiopian
September 4 Monday Labor Day American
September 11 Monday Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash) Ethiopian
September 27 Wednesday Meskel Ethiopian
October 9 Monday Colombus Day American
November 10 Friday Veterans’ Day American
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day American
Decenmber 1* Friday Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (Moulid) Ethiopian
December 25 Monday  Christmas Day American

* Holidays based on the lunar calendar.  Dates are subject to change.