How many month does Ethiopia have?

A year in the Ethiopian calendar is 13 months long, with 12 months of 30 days each. The last month has 5 days in a common year and 6 days during leap year.

What are the 13 months in Ethiopia?


Ethiopian Month Gregorian Month Gregorian Equivalent Dates
Sene (month 10) June (month 6) June 8 – July 7
Hamle (month 11) July (month 7) July 8 – August 6
Nehasa (month 12) August (month 8) August 7 – September 5
Pagumiene (month 13) September 6 – September 10 (ends September 11, during leap years)

Why does Ethiopia have 13 months?

13 months in a year

An Ethiopian year is comprised of 13 months, and is seven years behind the Gregorian calendar. In fact, Ethiopians celebrated the new millennium on September 11, 2007; this is because the Ethiopians continued with the same calendar that the Roman church amended in 525 AD.

What year is Ethiopia in 2020?

While it is year 2020 globally, Ethiopia on September 11 entered the year 2013 and the people in the country celebrated the new year amid the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. You may be wondering why the East African country is seven years behind the rest of the world.

Which country is 7 years behind?

In Ethiopia, time is different from the rest of the world. This guide examines why the Ethiopian calendar is behind by seven years, and when Ethiopians celebrate the major holidays.

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What is Ethiopia best known for?

Ethiopia is famous for being the place where the coffee bean originated. It is also known for its gold medalists and its rock-hewn churches. Ethiopia is the top honey and coffee producer in Africa and has the largest livestock population in Africa. … The Rastafarian religion claims Ethiopia as its spiritual homeland.

Which countries are not in the year 2020?

In Israel, it’s 5,780 (the roaring 5,780s?).

7 countries where the new year won’t be 2020

  • North Korea. Photo: Astrelok/Shutterstock. …
  • Thailand. Photo: I love photo/Shutterstock. …
  • Ethiopia. …
  • Israel. …
  • Iran. …
  • Japan. …
  • Saudi Arabia.

Do they celebrate Christmas in Ethiopia?

Christmas in Ethiopia is called Ganna (or Genna) and is celebrated on January 7th. An important Ethiopian holiday, visitors in the country can get an insight into the religious traditions and culture of the African nation. Ganna comes 12 days before the Timkat festival, another important holiday.

Where is Ethiopia located?

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