Did you know if you go to Ethiopia you will be seven years younger?
Did you know if you go to Ethiopia you will be seven years younger? Here is why
On the Ethiopian calendar, a year has 365 days, six hours, two minutes and 24 seconds. There are 13 months in a year where 12 months have each 30 days and the last month, Pagume, has five days — or six days in a leap year.
The 13th month, Pagume, comes from the Greek word epagomene, which means “days forgotten when a year is calculated.”
The Ethiopian New Year falls on September 11 or 12 during a leap year. Based on the Julian calendar basis, the Ethiopian calendar is currently seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian calendar used in most of the world.
Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, among others, expressed their best wishes for the Ethiopians celebrating New Year in the country and abroad.
The just concluded year, 2014 was tough with the country experiencing an eruption of a fresh conflicts, economic strains, drought and diplomatic issues.
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