Enkutatash is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September according to the Gregorian calendar. Ethiopia rings in it’s New Year, Enkutatash, on 11 September, and not on 1 January, as the rest of the world does.
Ethiopian New Year celebration:
As a harbinger of the New Year, a song called ‘Abebayehosh’ is performed by groups of Ethiopian girls. You could be at home in your PJs, sipping on some coffee, or maybe taking a stroll, as a group of girls approach you beating their drums, clapping and singing the traditional song.
Ethiopian new year SMS Messages:
- Oh my dear, forget ur fear, Let all ur dreams be clear, Never put tear, please hear, I want to tell one thing in ur ear, wish u a “#HAPPY_NEW_YEAR”.
Ethiopian New Year Quotes:
- Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, with its own calendar, will be starting it’s New Year 2010, on Monday, and citizens are busy preparing for celebrations.
- Ethiopia has its own calendar with 13 months, and each of the 12 months has 30 days, and the 13th month called Pagumen has five days, which becomes six in each leap year.
- Ethiopian New Year comes at the time when the heavy rainfall starts to cease, and the bright sun comes to shine over the green land, which is also covered by the golden flower known in the Amharic language as “Adey Abeba“.
- As it comes with a change of the season, the New Year in Ethiopia is celebrated with new hope, and the people are making special preparations.
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