Addis Ababa September 9/2020 ( ENA) Ethiopians throughout the nation are celebrating the New Yr, also referred to as Enkutatash.
Enkutatash 2013 falls on Friday, September 11, 2020, starting of the New Yr in Ethiopia.
Not like the remainder of the world, Ethiopia rings in its New Yr, Enkutatash, on September 11, as a consequence of its distinctive calendar composed of 13 Months.
Whereas the 12 months have 30 days every, the 13th month named ‘Pagume’ has recurrently 5 days however adjustments to 6 days each bissextile year, this yr it has 5 days.
Regardless of the outbreak of COVID-19, festivities to rejoice Ethiopian New Yr embody household gatherings to get pleasure from a conventional meal and rejoice collectively by giving kids items.
Celebrations begin on the eve of Enkutatash, on which many households attend a church service and provide prayers ushering within the New Yr.
The phrase Enkutatash is heavy with symbolism because it not solely means the ‘gift of jewels’ but in addition represents the top of the wet season, the time of yr throughout which the Ethiopian panorama is roofed with vibrant yellow flowers referred to as Adey Abeba.
On New Yr’s Eve, Ethiopians mild wood torches referred to as “chibo” within the native language to represent the approaching of the brand new season of sunshine now that the rain season involves its finish.
The protected transition from the wet season to the breathtaking vibrant Meskerem is symbolic of the passage from an awe inspiring night time into a good looking morning.
Thus, the pageant instill a glimmer of hope within the coronary heart and minds of Ethiopians and it symbolizes new hope, contemporary begin and prosperity for the New Yr because the three months heavy rain ended, the solar comes out to shine and the Meskel daisies burst out.