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Ethiopians and Calendar chronology

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Meeting with Megebe Haddis Dr. Rodas Tadesse about the Ethiopian schedule. The Ethiopian schedule has 13 months in a year, 12 of which have 30 days. The last month, called Pagume, has five days, and six days in a jump year. Conversely, the Gregorian schedule has days that can be less or over 30 days in a month.

A few contrasts were the aftereffect of lords including additional days the months bearing their names in their honor in the Julian Calendar, like July and August, which were named after Julius Caesar and Augustus and have 31 days each.

The Ethiopian Calendar’s four-year jump year cycle is related with the four evangelists of the Bible. The primary year following an Ethiopian jump year is named the John year and is trailed by the Matthew year and afterward the Mark year. The year with the sixth epagomenal day is generally assigned as the Luke year.

Pagume, the thirteenth month in the Ethiopian schedule, comes from the Greek word epagomene, which signifies ‘days failed to remember when a year is determined’. This month has five days or six days in a jump year. As per the Ethiopian schedule, a year has 365 days, six hours, two minutes, and 24 seconds.

When like clockwork, the six hours amount to 24 hours and become the 6th day in a jump year. Once in 600 years, the two minutes and 24 seconds amount to an entire day and structure a seventh day, which the Ethiopians call Rena mealt and Rena lelit.

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