Wants to know the recognized public holidays in Eritrea? Or would like to know school holiday dates in Eritrea?
A public holiday in Eritrea is a holiday commonly established by Eritrean law makers and is normally a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Eritrea are in general days to commemorate an occasion, similar to the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration for example Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Eritrea along with concise description of respective holidays including Eritrean festivals are shown on this webpage.
National Holidays in Eritrea
Festivals in Eritrea
Eritrean Public Holidays
Eritrean National Holidays
The Eritrean National Day is a selected date on the 24 May (1993) to commemorate the Independence Day of Eritrea.
Often this public holiday in Eritrea is not known as National Day. Having said that, financial institutions, schools and various public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Eritrea to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another national holiday in Eritrea which is observed to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement.
Festivities In Eritrea
Christmas Day is a public holiday in almost all of the countries and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints.
The largest holidays for Muslims in Eritrea are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated immediately after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is among the most important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Eritrea.
Jews who live in Eritrea commemorate several festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).