Holidays & Observances in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is the oldest independent country in Africa. Ethiopia is made up of many different ethnic groups speaking several different languages. Orthodox Christianity and Islam are both very common religions, often mixed with some indigenous traditions. Despite the mix of different traditions, religion is a very important part of the Ethiopian culture and religious holidays are by far the most important. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar, so holidays are celebrated on different dates than they would be in countries following the standard Gregorian calendar.