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September 11, 2015 – Ethiopian New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Ethiopian community on the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year, known as ‘Enkutatash’.

‘Enkutatash’ occurs on ‘Meskerem 1st in the Ethiopian Calendar or September 11th of the Gregorian Calendar.  ‘Meskerem’ is known as a month of transition from the old year to the new and is a time to express hopes and dreams for the future.

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