View New Year Gift In Ethiopia Images. Gourmet baskets, spa, sweets & more delivered in 48 hrs. It occurs on meskerem 1 on the ethiopian calendar , which is 11 september (or, during a leap year , 12 september) according to the gregorian calendar.
Legend has it that king solomon of jerusalem gave the queen of sheba jewels during her famous visit to jerusalem some 3,000 years ago. While the 12 months have 30 days each, the 13th month named pagume has regularly five (5) days but changes to six (6) days every leap year, this year it has six (6) days. Ethiopians today (september 12) usher in new year with bright and colourful decorations in the capital, addis ababa and other cities and towns across the horn of africa country.
The ethiopian new year, or enkutatash in amharic language, falls on september 11 (or september 12 during a leap year).
The 2012 ethiopian calendar is a year where we went through a lot. Legend has it that king solomon of jerusalem gave the queen of sheba jewels during her famous visit to jerusalem some 3,000 years ago. Enkutatash is the name for the ethiopian new year, and means gift of jewels in the amharic language. The east african nation uses a unique calendar, which counts its year seven to eight years behind the gregorian calendar.