Melkam Addis Amet!
(Happy Ethiopian New Year!)
Enkutatash is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia! This lands on September 12 on our calendar (the Gregorian calendar). Ethiopia retains the Julian calendar, in which the year is divided into 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 days (6 days in leap year).
The current year according to the Ethiopian calendar is 2004, which began on September 12, 2011 AD of the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, there is a 7-8 year gap between Ethiopian and US calendars.
Yes, they are celebrating the New Year of 2004 today!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR SON!!!!
May this new year bring you much health, happiness, love, provision, and blessings in abundance.......including coming HOME and FOREVER being with YOUR FAMILY!!!!! We LOVE you so SO much more than you could ever know!!!! We pray for you daily and cannot WAIT to have you in our arms once again!!!!!