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Why Ethiopia is 7 years behind the rest of the world

– As countries around the world countdown to 2021, Ethiopia recently entered 2013

– The East African country is seven years behind the rest of the world because of the Calendar it adopted which is different from the one being used globally Information Guide Nigeria

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– Ethiopia uses Coptic calendar, while other countries of the world use Gregorian calendar

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Ethiopia entered the year 2013 on September 11 while the rest of the world was still in the year 2020, and its citizens welcomed the new year while the coronavirus epidemic ravaged the rest of the world. NYSC portal

You might be asking why East Africa lags behind the rest of the world by seven years. Ethiopia uses a calendar that is comparable to the antiquated Julian calendar, which began vanishing from the West in the 16th century.

It should be mentioned that although the rest of the world follows the Gregorian calendar, which has 365 days in a year and 366 days in a leap year, Ethiopia utilizes the Coptic calendar. JAMB portal

Face2FaceAfrica asserts that the reason for the discrepancy in year numbers is thought to be that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church disagree on the precise date of Christ’s birth.

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The Coptic calendar is used in the calculation of the Annunciation (Jesus’s conception, not birth), which was reached by Egyptian monk-historian Annianus of Alexandria. The Gregorian calendar is used to determine the year that Jesus was born.

As other nations across the world counted down to 2021, the citizens of the nation threw a big party to ring in the new year. JAMB Result

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In other news, an 18th-century Ethiopian crown that had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for more than 20 years has been returned to its rightful owner.

In 1998, Sirak Asfaw, an Ethiopian living as a refugee in the Netherlands, discovered the crown in the bag of a guest he had been hosting in his home.

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