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Ethiopian Calendar Today
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.
The Ethiopia calendar is similar to the Coptic Egyptian calendar since both have 13 months, 12 of which have 30 days and an intercalary month at the end of the year called Pagume which means 'forgotten days' in Greek. This last month has five days or six days in a leap year.
The Ethiopia calendar is also similar to the Egyptian coptic calendar as both have a year with 365 days and 366 days in a leap year, which is every fourth year. The Orthodox Tewahedo Church where the Ethiopia calendar first found its roots has also influenced the calendar's anatomy and existance.
What year is it in Ethiopia
The current year in Ethiopia is 2014. 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.
Ethiopia’s calendar differs from both the Coptic and Julian calendars; the difference between the Coptic and the Ethiopian calendar is 276 years. In spite of this, Ethiopia's calendar is closely associated with the rules and the different calculations influenced by the Coptic Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
Ethiopia Time and Date FAQs
What is the Ethiopian date today?
The date in Ethiopia today is Friday, .
What year is it in Ethiopia?
The year in the Ethiopian calendar today is and the next new Ethiopian year starts on September 11.
How many Ethiopian months are there?
There are 13 months in an Ethiopian Calendar year. The 12 months have 30 days each and the thirteenth month called Pagume has five or six days depending on the year.
When is New Year in Ethiopia?
The Ethiopian year starts on September 11.
Why Ethiopia is seven years behind the world?
Although the Ethiopian calendar uses Christ's date of annunciation as the starting point, it calculates this date differently making it seven years behind the Gregorian and similar calendars. Ethiopia started the new millennium on 11th of September 2007.
What is the time in Ethiopia now?
Ethiopia is on Eastern Africa Time zone all year and does not have daylight saving. The time in Ethiopia right now is