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Ethiopian Time

The time in Ethiopia is eight hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the United States except during Daylight Savings Time in the United States, during which Ethiopian time is seven hours ahead.

The clock on this page reflects the current time in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Calendar

While much of the world marks the passing of days according to the Gregorian calendar, Ethiopia has its own calendar, which is also known as the Ge'ez Calendar. Based upon the ancient Coptic Calendar, the Ethiopian Calendar is seven to eight years behind the Gregorian Calendar, owing to alternate calculations in determining the date of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus.

The Ethiopian Calendar has 12 months of 30 days each, plus five or six additional days (sometimes known as the 13th month), which are added at the end of the year to match the calendar to the solar cycle.

The year is currently 2000, according to the Ethiopian Calendar. Ethiopia celebrated the millennium at midnight on September 12, 2007. The year 2001 began in Ethiopia on September 11, 2008 of the Gregorian Calendar.

Ethiopian Calendar:

Gregorian Calendar:

Meskerem (New Year)

11 September - 10 October

Tikimt

11 October - 9 November

Hidar

10 November - 9 December

Tahsas

10 December - 8 January

Tir

9 January - 7 February

Yakatit

8 February - 9 March

Maggabit

10 March - 8 April

Miyazya

9 April - 8 May

Ginbot

9 May - 7 June

Sene

8 June - 7 July

Hamle

8 July - 6 August

Nehasa

7 August - 6 September

Pagume

6 - 10 September

 

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