DAA Daily

Finding a Country Where the Year Lasts 13 Months

By Miraya Aggarwal, Feature Editor, The Pawprint

Ethiopia marks Saturday the 11th of September as the start of the year 2014. This is because they calculate the birth of Jesus Christ differently. 

Since the Catholic Church amended their calculations in 500 AD, while the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar did not.

 Children in Ethiopia do not use rhymes and rhythms to learn their days and months.

 In Ethiopia, there are 12 months with 30 days each and the 13th month with 5 or 6 days depending on if it is a leap year. Ethiopia is the only African country to not be colonized.

 Italy made an attempt to colonize Ethiopia or Abyssinia, what it was called in 1895,which led to the Ethiopian calendar never be updated

Ethiopia to this day is known for its unique traditions that promoted its cultural heritage.

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