Enkutatash is an Ethiopian New Year (11/09)

Currently, Ethiopia is perhaps the only state in the world where the Julian calendar is still used not only in church, but also in secular life. The Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind our usual calendar.

September 11 or September 12 (depending on the year) in Ethiopia celebrate the New Year (Ethiopian New Year) - Enkutatash (Enkutatash).

Translated from the Ethiopian, Enkutatash means "Jewel Offering Day". According to legend, the date of the new year was approved by the Queen of Sheba. After her return from King Solomon in Jerusalem, enthusiastic subjects greeted her with an offering of precious stones. The return of the queen was the beginning of a new era for Ethiopia, whose emperors descended from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.