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Ethiopia celebrates entry into a New Year



Ethiopia marks entry into a New YearEthiopia celebrates entry into a New Year today with bright and colourful decorations in the capital, Addis Ababa and other cities and towns across the country.

The country, according to the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar is nearly seven years behind the Georgian calendar which is commonly used worldwide.

The government outlined a 10-day event between September 1 – 10 as part of plans to warmly welcome the New Year.

The events as announced by the Minister of information, Negeri Lencho are Love Day, Mothers’ and Children’s Day, Elders’ Day, Peace Day, Reading Day, Green Development Day, Respect Day, National Feelings Day, Unity Day and Ethiopia Day.

Social media has also reacted by sending congratulatory messages.



  1. Meee

    September 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Happy new year Ethiopia!!! Selamta

  2. Jumbowell

    September 12, 2017 at 7:24 am

    They are funny looking, man, cant realy make out if they are indians or Africans, all am saying tho.

  3. Ariere

    September 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    It’s one of the few countries in the world that wasn’t colonized by the British so that explains it. Happy New Year!!!

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