The Ethiopian calendar, also known as the Ge’ez calendar or Rastafari calendar, is different from the Gregorian calendar that is commonly used in most of the world. The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months: 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month, Pagumē, which has 5 or 6 days depending on whether it’s a leap year or not.
The Ethiopian New Year, known as “Enkutatash” or “Rastafari New Year,” falls on Meskerem 1st in the Ethiopian calendar, which typically corresponds to September 11th (or September 12th in a Gregorian leap year). It is a time of celebration and is marked with various cultural and religious festivities in Ethiopia, especially in the capital city, Addis Ababa.
So, if you’re asking about the new year in Ethiopia, it’s typically celebrated on Meskerem 1st, which falls in September. The exact date may vary slightly in leap years due to the difference between the Ethiopian calendar and the Gregorian calendar.