Ethiopians in diaspora and tourists who will be travelling to Ethiopia for the Ethiopian New Year should be ready to create beautiful and breathtaking memories this year.
Travellers from across the world travelling for the popular Ethiopian New Year will enjoy discounts when they travel with Ethiopian Airlines.
The airline is offering 25% discount for flights from all Ethiopian Airlines online points to Addis Ababa. The offer is valid for sales and travel until September 30, 2018.
Enkutatash (Ethiopic) is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia. It occurs on Meskerem 1 on the Ethiopian calendar, which is 11 September or 12 September, in a leap year. This year's Ethiopian New Year will be celebrated on 11 September 2018. Book your flights here.
Large celebrations are held around the country. After attending church, families gather to share a traditional meal of injera (flat bread) and wat (stew). Later in the day, young girls donning new clothes, gather daisies and present friends with a bouquet, singing New Year’s songs.