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Duty Free/ PublicHolidays
The following goods may be imported into Eritrea without incurring customs duty: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grammes of tobacco; 1 litre of alcaholic beverages.
Jan 1 New Year's Day. Jan 7 Epiphany. Jan 19 Timket. Jan 29 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).Women's Day. Apr 9 Eid al-Adha. May 24 Independence Day. Jun 20 Martyrs' Day. Sep 1 Anniversary of the Start of the Armed Struggle. Dec 25 Christmas. Jan 1 '99 New Year's Day. Jan 6 Epiphany. Jan 19 Timket. Jan 20 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
Note: Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the Moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from two to ten days, depending on the region. For more information see the section World of Islam.