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Working Hours And Holidays

TIME : Eritrea is 3 hours ahead of GMT. The Eritrean traditional Julian calendar is still current.

  BANKING HOURS  

Capital City

Monday – Friday
08:00 – 11:00
14:00 – 16:00
Saturday
08:00 – 11:00

Massawa (Other low lands)

Monday – Friday
07:00 – 11:00
16:00 – 18:00
Saturday
07:00 – 11:00

Commercial Hours

Monday – Friday
08:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 21:00

Government Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
07:00 – 12:00
14:00 – 18:00
Friday
07:00 – 11:30
14:00 – 18:00

                   PUBLIC  HOLIDAYS

The major public holidays include:

January 1 – New Year
January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
January 8* – Eid-al-Fitr
January 19 – Timket (baptism of Christ)
March 8 – International Women’s Day
March 5* – Eid el-Alha
April 28 – Good Friday (determined by Easter)
April 30+ – Easter
May 1 – International Labor Day
May 24 – Independence Day
June 17* – Eid Mawleed el-Nabi (Prophet’s birthday)
June 20 – Martyr’s Day
September 1 – Start of the Armed Struggle
September 11 – Orthodox New Year
September 27 – Meskel/Festival of Timket (Finding of the True Cross)
December 25 – Christmas

* Dates may vary according to the lunar calendar, + Easter varies   annually.