Time

Ethiopian  Time

Ethiopian  Time

 Ethiopia uses the Julian calendar, which means that it is seven years and eight months 'behind' the majority of the world. We celebrated our new millennium in September 2007(2000 Ethiopian calendar).In Ethiopia, there are thirteen months in a calendar year, 12 of 30 days each, starting on September 11, and one month of 5 or 6 days( know as leap year.)Ethiopian 'clock' starts counting at sunrise, 6am, and continues until sundown, 6pm. Thus there are twelve day hours and twelve night hours. If  you want to  adjusts your  watch for your  journey to Ethiopia, use GMT + three hours, then, when you  read your  watch as 10am, we, the Ethiopians  will say that it is 4 o'clock.! So whatever hour you read from your watch, you either add or subtract 6 hours.

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