Ethiopia is a country apart from the rest of the world… literally. They have their own calendar so while other countries are currently in 2022, Ethiopia is still in the year 2015, having celebrated its new year last September 2015. Their holidays are also unique and while it is possible to celebrate regular holidays like International Labor Day and Eid el Fitr, the rest of their holidays are significantly different. A year in the Ethiopian calendar is 13 months long and the people also have their own timekeeping where they don’t practice daylight saving.
As a traveler, you’re probably wondering how you can experience these cultural holidays or at the very least, time them on your own. Here’s a brief breakdown to get you started on planning your next Ethiopia tour: