Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Holidays (closing days)

Embassy Holidays – 2017

  

Date

Description

Status

Sunday 1 January

New Year**

-

Saturday 7 January

Ethiopian Christmas**

-

Thursday 19 January

Ethiopian Epiphany

A

Thursday 2 March

Victory of Adwa

L

Friday 14 April

Ethiopian Good Friday

A

Sunday 16 April

Easter Sunday**

-

Monday 17 April

Easter Monday

A

Thursday 27 April

Kings Day

-

Monday 1 May

International Labour Day/Ethiopian Easter

L

Friday 5 May

Liberation Day / Eth. Victory Day and Ascension Day

A

Thursday 25 May

Ascension

A

Sunday  4 June

Pentecost**

-

Monday 5 June

Whit Monday

A

Sunday 28 May

Down fall of Dergue Regime**

-

Thursday 7 July

Eid al Fatir*

L

Monday 11 September

Ethiopian New Year

L

Monday 4 September

Eid Al Adha (Arefa)*

L

Wednesday 27 September

Finding of the True Meskel

A

Friday 1 December

Birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (Maulid)*

L

Monday 25 December

Christmas

A

Tuesday 26 December

Boxing day

A

Explanation:

(L):      Local staff is off, Dutch staff is working.

(A):     Embassy closed, holiday for all staff.

Expat staff will change Kingsday for Ethiopian Good Friday,

all the other Ethiopian local holidays, like Ethiopian Epiphany and Meskel, need to be registered in P-direct by the expat staff.

*          Date not fixed

**        Public holidays on a Saturday or Sunday will not be compensated during a week day.