The Ethiopian Calendar

The Ethiopian Calendar

Jordan Melaku

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Did you know that Ethiopia has its own calendar?

"The Ethiopian calendar is the official calendar of Ethiopia making the country one of a few countries in the world with it's own calendar. The calendar is also used in Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo churches where it was first used."

Ethiopian calendar is composed of 13 months, 12 months of 30 days and 1 month of 5 or 6 days depending if it's a leap year.

"The current year in Ethiopia is 2013. The Ethiopian year starts on 11th of September or on the 12th September in a Gregorian leap year. It is seven to eight years behind the Gregorian year owing to alternate calculations in determining the date of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus."

Ethiopian Gregorian Calendar for Feb 2021/ 2013

Click the link below for  PDF version of the calendar in both Ethiopian and Gregorian systems, courtesy of 

**CLICK HEREFull PDF version of current Ethiopian calendar


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