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The year 2014 is still going on here, know about this unique country which has 13 months in a year

On the one
 hand, where 2021 has started all over the world, on the other hand, there is a country in the world where 2014 is still going on. The calendar of the African country Ethiopia is 7 to 8 years behind the world. This country is one step ahead of the world in many respects, such as 13 months of the year, not 13 months. Let us tell you why this country is so different from the world in terms of year and time.

Ethiopian calendar 8 years back

With a population of over 8.5 million, Ethiopia, known as the second richest country in Africa, has its own calendar about eight and a half years behind the Gregorian calendar. Here the New Year is celebrated on September 11 every 13 months instead of January 1.

This calendar is considered by the people of Ethiopia

In fact the Gregorian calendar began in 1582. The Julian calendar was used before that. Countries that believe in the Catholic Church have adopted this new calendar. While many countries were opposing it. Ethiopia was one of them.

What is the reason

In Ethiopia, the image of the Roman Church remained. That is, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church continued to believe that Jesus Christ was born in 7 BC and that the calendar began to be calculated accordingly. At the same time, the birth of Jesus Christ is mentioned in AD 1 in the rest of the world. This is the reason why the calendar of 2014 is still running here. While all the countries have started 2021.

13 months a year in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months in a year. Out of that comes 30 days in 12 months. The last month is called Pagume. In which five or six days come. This month is paired to commemorate those days of the year. Which for some reason do not count in years.

Trouble for tourists

The people of Ethiopia take care that this calendar and its beliefs do not cause any problems to the tourists. However, travelers to Ethiopia may face difficulties in hotel booking and other basic facilities due to this calendar somewhere.

Characteristics of Ethiopia

There are many other features of this country as well. As such, Ethiopia has the highest number of sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like the deepest and longest cave in the world, one of the hottest places in the world and a treasure trove of natural beauty. Which is why tourists from all over the world come here. The New Year, which is celebrated on September 11, is also a center of attraction here.

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