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Ethiopian leap year

A leap year in the Ethiopian calendar occurs when an extra day is added to the last month of the year every 4 years.

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Adey Abeba flower

On the first day of a new year, which follows leap days in the Ethiopian calendar, it is customary to exchange bouquets of Adey Abeba flowers (Bidens macroptera).

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A leap day in the 13th month

The Ethiopian calendar consists of 13 months, where the first 12 months each have 30 days and the 13th month has 5 days in a standard year. During a leap year, the 13th month has 6 days.

What is a Leap Year and when is the next one?

Leap Day February 29, 2016

Topics: Leap Year, Calendar

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Alternative Leap Years

  1. Bahá'í Leap Year
  2. Chinese Leap Year
  3. Ethiopian leap year
  4. The Hindu leap year
  5. The Iranian leap year
  6. The Islamic leap year
  7. The Jewish Leap Year

Leap Years in Other Calendars


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