...or Happy New Year!
September 11 is the Ethiopian New Year. Ethiopians call New Years Enkutatash. And since Ethiopians still follow the Orthodox Julian calendar which is 7 years, 8 months behind the Gregorian calendar, they are celebrating the year 2003.
Enkutatash is an important festival in the lives of all Ethiopians. After three months of heavy rains, the sun comes out creating a beautiful clear fresh atmosphere, filling the beautiful and majestic Ethiopian fields with gold as the Meskel daisies burst into their age.
The end of the rainy season also means that court will re-open and adoptions, referrals and babies coming home can resume.
Melkam Addis Amet!