-As in Russia or Armenia, Ethiopia celebrates today ... Christmas! Also called "GUENNA" in Amharic. (Official language).
- The country uses indeed a Coptic calendar, but additional particularity, it chose as origin "the era of the Incarnation", in year 9 of our era, with in addition a shift of seven months in advance.
-This is not easy, but you just need to know that in Addis Ababa, there is a gap of seven or eight years with the date used in the West.
Ethiopians celebrate Christmas (also called "Leddet", "Gena" or "Kollé" according to local populations) on January 7. If Christmas is not the major holiday of the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar, the faithful still meet in churches and attend mass throughout the night, often passing from one church to another. The 40 days preceding the feast, believers only eat one meal a day, excluding fish, meat and eggs.