Ethiopian calendar

The year consists of 12 months of 30 days each, to which is added a five-day period (6 days in leap years) called Pagume. It thus resembles the French Republican and Mayan calendars.

The era of the Ethiopian calendar begins 7 years and 8 months after the beginning of the Christian era. The Ethiopian year begins on September 11 of the Gregorian calendar.

Ethiopian month First day of Ethiopian month in Gregorian calendar
(leap year in parentheses)
Maskarem September 11
Tikimit October 11
Hidar November 10
Tahsas December 10
Tir January 9
Yekatit February 8
Meqabit March 10 (March 9)
Miaza April 9 (April 8)
Ginbat May 9 (May 8)
Sene June 8 (June 7)
Hamle July 8 (July 7)
Nahasse August 7 (August 6)

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