Ethiopian Calendar Blog

Eid al-Fitr in Ethiopia

Eid Al-Fitr is an Islamic festival celebrated amongst Muslims in Ethiopia and world-wide. It is a festival mainly of the breaking of the Ramadan Fast. It’s is also called the sugar feast or the sweet festival. The muslim faithful fast 29 or 30 days breaking it at the dawn of Eid Al-Fitr (depending on the [...]

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The Battle of Adwa

At the time when most of Africa was either directly or indirectly colonised by Great Britain, Ethiopia, a sovereign and independent kingdom was betrothed by the government of Italy which was underrated by its own neighbouring cohorts. The government of Italy run by prime-minister Francesco Crispi decided to colonise Ethiopia using two great advantages, one: [...]

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Timket – Ethiopian Epiphany

Timket festival or Epiphany in Ethiopia is the ritual of reliving the actual baptism of Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. This anniversary is the most significant one within the Ethiopian Orthodox divinity. It is celebrated on Terr 10 of Ethiopian Calendar, which falls on Jan 19 or 20 (leap Year) in the Gregorian [...]

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Ethiopian Christmas

Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) is celebrated on 7th of January every year, instead of the typical December 25th, which is celebrated by Christians all over the world. This is due to the fact that Ethiopians use a four millennia old Calendar known as the Coptic or Ge’ez Calendar. Ethiopia has preserved numerous festivals, cultures, dates and beliefs [...]

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Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopian New Year (Enqutatash) is one of the pre-eminently celebrated festivals of all. Marked on Meskerem 1st of the Ethiopian calendar or September 11th of the European Calendar. It is an Ethiopian holiday shared among people of all religions and almost all cultures throughout the country. It is a season where the three months heavy [...]

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