The current year in Ethiopia is 2015 not 2023

2023-01-30 2023-01-30T18:53:40Z
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Weather of Arabia - Moaz Al-Shaqour - The current year in Ethiopia is 2015, not 2023

As is the case in Saudi Arabia and some other countries, the State of Ethiopia has two official calendars. The first is the Gregorian calendar used globally, and the second is the Ethiopian calendar.

 

The difference between the Ethiopian calendar and the Gregorian calendar:

The Ethiopian calendar is a solar calendar that also depends on the birth of Christ, peace be upon him, as well as the Gregorian calendar, but it is about 8 years behind it, so the current year in Ethiopia is 2015.

 

This is not the only matter in which the Ethiopian year differs from the Gregorian year, as while the Gregorian year begins on January 1, the Ethiopian year begins on September 11/12 of each year, and the Ethiopians celebrate the birth of Christ, peace be upon him, on January 7 instead of December 25 as is the case in the year Gregorian, and this day is an official holiday in all parts of the country, and it is similar to the Ethiopian calendar in determining Christmas in the old Julian calendar before the Gregorian correction that most countries in the world currently adopt, and also similar to it in that the leap year occurs every 4 years, and in the Ethiopian calendar it is 13 months. The number of days in the last month is 6 in a leap year and 5 in a regular year.

 

The start date of the Ethiopian new year

The new year in the Ethiopian calendar begins on September 12, 2023, when Ethiopians celebrate the Ethiopian New Year 2016, which is also a public holiday in the country. This is not the only thing in which the Ethiopian year differs from the Gregorian year. While the Gregorian year begins on January 1, the Ethiopian year begins on September 11/12 of each year, and the Ethiopians celebrate the birth of Christ on January 7 instead of December 25 as is the case in the Gregorian year.

 

Written by Moaz Al Shaqour

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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