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The Ethiopian New Year

The Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopia Celebrating New Year Soon

Ethiopia is busy preparing to celebrate its New Year on September 11th, 2017 GC. 

Yes! You read it right. More unique is it would be starting its YEAR 2010.

Ethiopia is one of the few countries in the world which is still following the older Julian calendar (named after the Roman general Julius Caesar) when the rest of the World shifted to the calendar the world is using now – the Gregorian Calendar which was first adopted in Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain in 1582. 

Ethiopia’s New Year (known as “Enkutatash” in Amharic – the official language of the country) marks also the end of its three months rainy season. The Ethiopian Highlands, just after the rainy season, would be filled with beautiful yellow daisy flowers locally known as “Adey Abeba”). 

Adey Abeba, also known as Meskel Flower, is the specific flower the capital city of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa is named after by its founder – Emperor Menelik II.

Get in touch and let us celebrate it together – of course being seven years younger!!

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Contributed By Muluken Girma

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