Friday, September 05, 2008

festive plans

"Ethiopian-Canadian Day Celebration, established in 1999, is an annual event held every September to celebrate Ethiopian New Year and the multicultural diversity of Toronto.

The Ethiopian calendar consists of 13 months: 12 months with 30 days and 1 month (Pagume) with of 5 or 6 days in leap years. Ethiopian calendar is seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian calendar. Enkutatash - the Ethiopian New Year is celebrated on September 11 or 12th according to the Western or Gregorian calendar or September 1st according to the Ethiopian calendar. Enkutatash is an important festival in lives of Ethiopians.

This year the Ethiopian Association in the GTA and Surrounding Regions cordially invites you to celebrate Ethiopian New Year on:

Saturday, September 13, 2008
@ Christie Pits Park
10:00AM to 11:00 PM"



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