Independence Day (Eritrea)

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Independence Day
Flag of Eritrea.svg
Observed by Eritrea
Type National
Significance The day Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia
Date May 24
Next time 24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)
Frequency annual

The Independence Day of Eritrea is one of the most important public holidays in the country. It is observed on May 24 every year. On this day in 1991, Eritrean People's Liberation Front forces moved into the capital Asmara, reinstating independence, following a 30-year-long battle against the Ethiopian military regime. Eritrea Independence Day is a national holiday, with workers given a day off from work.[1]


  1. ^ "Eritrea". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 28 February 2013.