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Calendar
The following is a European Calendar which displays the equivalent Ethiopian calendar underneath in yellow colour.
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25
Hidar
15 2012
26
Hidar
16 2012
27
Hidar
17 2012
28
Hidar
18 2012
29
Hidar
19 2012
30
Hidar
20 2012
1
Hidar
21 2012
2
Hidar
22 2012
3
Hidar
23 2012
4
Hidar
24 2012
5
Hidar
25 2012
6
Hidar
26 2012
7
Hidar
27 2012
8
Hidar
28 2012
9
Hidar
29 2012
10
Hidar
30 2012
11
Tahissas
1 2012
12
Tahissas
2 2012
13
Tahissas
3 2012
14
Tahissas
4 2012
15
Tahissas
5 2012
16
Tahissas
6 2012
17
Tahissas
7 2012
18
Tahissas
8 2012
19
Tahissas
9 2012
20
Tahissas
10 2012
21
Tahissas
11 2012
22
Tahissas
12 2012
23
Tahissas
13 2012
24
Tahissas
14 2012
25
Tahissas
15 2012
26
Tahissas
16 2012
27
Tahissas
17 2012
28
Tahissas
18 2012
29
Tahissas
19 2012
30
Tahissas
20 2012
31
Tahissas
21 2012
1
Tahissas
22 2012
2
Tahissas
23 2012
3
Tahissas
24 2012
4
Tahissas
25 2012
5
Tahissas
26 2012
For Ethiopian holidays follow the link  Ethiopian holidays

Note
Ethiopian calendar is different from the western calendar (Gregorian). The Ethiopian calendar or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and is also the liturgical year of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church where it is known as the Ge'ez calendar. It is based on the older Alexandrian or Coptic calendar, which is based on the even older Egyptian calendar, but like the Julian calendar, it adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29 or August 30 in the Julian calendar.

Like the Coptic calendar, the Ethiopian calendar has twelve months of 30 days each plus five or six epagomenal days (usually called a thirteenth month). Furthermore, its months begin on the same days as those of the Coptic calendar, but they have different names, that are in Ge'ez. The sixth epagomenal day is added every four years without exception on August 29 in the Julian calendar, six months before the Julian leap day. Thus the first day of the Ethiopian year, 1 Meskerem, for years between 1901 and 2099 (inclusive), is usually September 11 (Gregorian), but falls on September 12 (Gregorian), in years before the Gregorian leap year.

Key
Short NameEthiopian MonthEqivalent Months
MesMeskeremSeptember/October
Tik TikimitOctober/November
Hid Hidar November/December
Tah Tahissas December/January
Tir Tirr January/February
Yek Yekatit February/March
Meg Megabit March/April
Miz Miazya April/May
Gin Ginbot May/June
Sen Senne June/July
Ham Hamele July/Augest
Neh Nehassie Augest/September
Pag Pagumie September

Disclaimer
While every effort has been made to present an accurate calendar conversion between European calendar (Gregorian) and the Ethiopian calendar, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above.

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