Enkutatash

Enkutatash

Enkutatash (Ge'ez: እንቁጣጣሽ) - The first day of the New Year in Ethiopia and Eritrea, more or less corresponding to the end of the "rainy season" - It is associated with the return of the Queen of Sheba to Ethiopia after her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem in ca. 980 BCE.

Enkutatash (Ge'ez: እንቁጣጣሽ) - Le premier jour du Nouvel An en Éthiopie et en Érythrée correspondant plus ou moins à la fin de la "saison des pluies" - Il est associé au retour de la reine de Saba en Éthiopie après sa visite au roi Salomon à Jérusalem vers 980 av.J.-C.

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  • Enkutatash - Blooming flowers and sunny days

    “Ethiopians believe that the month of September has different signs that explain why it should be celebrated as the beginning of a New Year. Blooming flowers, sunny days and a generally pleasant weather reign during this month. It is a time when people leave the rainy, foggy and thunderous months in Ethiopia’s winter period behind and move on to better days.” (source: theculturetrip.com)

  • Enkutatash - 9/11 in US

    Coinciding with the attacks of September 11 and not to be considered disrespectful to the victims, since 2002 the celebrations of Enkutatash in the United States are scheduled 1 to 2 days before or after the date.

    Coïncidant avec les attentats du 11 septembre et pour ne pas paraître irrespectueux à l'égard des familles des victimes, depuis 2002, les célébrations d’Enkutatash aux États-Unis sont programmées 1 à 2 jours avant ou après la date.

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