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Ethiopia enters 2013 while the rest of the world is in 2020

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An Ethiopian year is comprised of 13 months and is seven years behind the Gregorian calendar.

History Ville wrote on Twitter:

Ethiopia is the only country in the world with 13 months and their New Year starts on September 11 (September 12 in leap years), which implies that they are 7½ years behind Nigeria.

As a matter of fact, they are two months into 2013 while Nigerians are in 2020.

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Is Ethiopia 7 years behind?

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?

The Chinese will start their New Year on January 25, 2020, and end on February 11, 2021, according to the Telegraph. Ethiopia whose calendar is seven to eight years behind the rest of the world celebrates their New Year on September 11 of the Gregorian calendar or September 12 on leap years of the Gregorian calendar.

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