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ኮሚኒቲው የኢትዮጵያን አዲስ አመት በማስመልከት ያዘጋጀው መዝናኛ እሁድ ቀን ሴፕቴምበር 13፣ 2015 ከቀኑ 1 ሰአት ጀምሮ ይሆናል።
As is the tradition, ECM celebrates the Ethiopian New Year (እንቁጣጣሽ) in September. On Sept. 13th, 2015 we are gathering in the Fort Snelling State Park, located at:

101 Snelling Lake Road
St. Paul, MN 55111

to celebrate Ethiopian New Year 2008 starting at 1:00 PM.

Please dress Ethiopian traditional clothes so that we will feel the spirit of the holiday.

The Fort Snelling State Park gives us discount park entrance fee of $ 3/car. Therefore, it is essential you pay as you enter.There will be music, food, play for kids and awards! Don't miss out and please BE on TIME as we will start at 1:00 PM

Below is a piece of information why Ethiopians celebrate New Year in September:

 Ethiopians follow an ancient Coptic calendar that runs about seven and half years behind the Gregorian calendar (which most of you reading probably follow).

The Ethiopian calendar is made up of 12 months; each lasting 30 days, and then an extra month is tagged on lasting just 5 days (6 in a leap year). Most of the world's calendars are in fact based on an ancient Egyptian calendar so there are many similarities.

Ethiopia is 7.5 years behind the Gregorian calendar because the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church didn't agree on the date of the creation of the world, so they started off from two different points many hundreds of years ago.

 Ethiopian Calendar New Year 2007-Flyer
 

Ethiopian Calendar New Year 2006-Flyer

Ethiopian Calendar New Year 2007-Flyer